- Approximate seeds per pound: 816,466
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Moist, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Temperature: 68 - 72F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Sowing Rate: 2 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 5 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Myosotis
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis Sylvatica) - One of the all-time world favorites among wildflowers often used at funerals. Forget-me-nots received their name based on the romantic legend: a medieval knight, gathering blue flowers along a stream for his lady love, was suddenly swept away by flood waters. As he disappeared, he tossed the bouquet to his lady with the immortal words, "Forget me not."
Myosotis Sylvatica seeds will grow in all regions of North America and is very easy to establish. Blue Forget Me Not flowers will grow in sun or shade and will start to bloom early. In nature, this species grows wild in stream-beds and wet woodlands. So, in your garden, it prefers lots of moisture, and has good shade tolerance. Forget-me-not is low-growing and makes a nice ground cover plant as well as edging for the front of the border or even in containers.
How to grow Forget Me Not seeds: Myosotis Sylvatica seeds can be started either indoors or directly outside in a prepared seedbed. Indoors, in the late winter, sow Forget Me Not seeds in starter flats, and press the flower seeds into the soil and lightly cover. For directly sowing outdoors, prepare a seedbed by loosening the top several inches of soil and weeding. The Forget-Me-Not seeds can be sown when frosts are still possible. Thin the seedlings to 9 - 12 inches apart. Forget-me-not plants are liberal self-sowers. To encourage reseeding, leave spent flowers on the plant well until after they have faded. The Forget Me Not flower seeds will drop and produce more ground cover plants the next spring.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.