hues of light blue petalled flowers that love the shade.
A symbol of fidelity and eternal love, Forget-Me-Not exudes the delicate nature of love with blue petals on soft velvety foliage. Bearing dense clusters of small pale flowers they are ideal for planting in garden beds, under tall beauties or in a shady spot. One of the first to flower, they are a sign of spring arriving.
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- Petals are edible and great to decorate a cake.
- One of the first flowers to bloom in Spring.
- Attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.
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Forget-me-nots are a wonderful ground cover for a shady area, although they will also grow in full sun. They are easy to grow and if left alone, will create a lovely blue blanket of flowers as they reseed and multiply, eventually covering large areas. The blooms last a considerable time, fading slightly with age.
In The Records
Stories say the name came from two lovers walking by the Danube riverbank who found the blue blooms. The man picks the flowers for the woman, but sadly, they fall in and are swept apart, as they lose one another, he calls to his lover to never forget him.
|Features||Most light conditions, pollinator friendly and early flowering|
|Locations||Containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Myosotis Sylvatica 'Blue Ball'|
|Other Names||Garden forget me not and Wood forget me not|
|Pot Size||25 cm|
|Number of Seeds||200|
|Sowing Tips||Sprinkle seeds on warm, damp, well drained soil and pat down. Place in a sunny spot and keep moist during germination.|
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