Myosotis Sylvatica Seeds
Approximate seeds per pound: 816,466
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
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Myosotis Sylvatica
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.
Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to mildew and rust. Uses: Bedding. Border fronts. Rock gardens. Wild gardens and woodland areas or around ponds where plants can be allowed to naturalize. Interplant with spring bulbs. This plant is listed as a noxious weed in one or more Midwestern states outside Missouri and should not be moved or grown under conditions that would involve danger of dissemination.
Nice container plant
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.
Forget Me Not seed |
How to grow
How To Grow Forget Me Not From Seed: 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.
- Sowing Rate: 2 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 5 pounds per acre
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: 1/16 inch
These Forget Me Not flower seeds will drop and produce more ground cover plants the next spring. 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.
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes