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Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Climate: Cold, Temperate
A beuatiful blue clumping and bedding flower, often planted among tubers and bulbs for stunning garden displays!
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Forget-me-nots are so beautiful and easy to grow that it is no surprise to see them so often in local gardens. For about a month in spring, their low mounds of fresh, green, thumb-shaped leaves send up 6- to 12-inch-tall stalks bearing blue. The flowers are each only about 1/4 inch across, but there are lots of them. From a short distance they look like small puffs of soft color, wafting through the garden. Once you have forget-me-nots in your garden, you're likely to always have them. They seed themselves in the shady, moist places that suit them best. Starting with a dozen or so plants, you can have all the forget-me-nots you want within a few years. Forget-me-nots have a habit of coming up where they want to rather than where you want them to. They sometimes seem almost clever, creating unanticipated and beautiful combinations. Left to themselves, they can form a pale blue carpet through which late-flowering bulbs, primroses, and taller perennials can find their way.
Forget-me-nots prefer cool weather and moist soil. They grow best in lightly shaded areas, but in wet soil they can take full sun. In hot-summer climates, they need shade and extra moisture to survive.
Forget-me-nots are easy to start from seeds. Just scatter seeds in a shady garden area at the end of summer. The seedlings will have plenty of time to settle in before winter. You can also start seeds indoors. In spring, sow the seeds on the surface of moistened potting soil and keep the temperature about 65 degrees F. Once the plants are big enough to handle, acclimate them slowly to life in the outdoors before transplanting them into the garden. If you start seeds indoors in early spring, you may have flowers by fall; spring-sown plants that don't flower the first year will overwinter and bloom the following spring.
Because forget-me-nots are usually biennial, they die soon after they flower. Death is not their finest hour; they grow leggy, dry up, and are sometimes beset by powdery mildew in their waning days. But to ensure a good crop the following year, you must resist the temptation to pull them up, for they are setting seeds during this brief unattractive period. Happily, when forget-me-nots look their worst, many perennials are coming into bloom, and annuals are beginning to fill in.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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