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How to Grow Forget-Me-Not

Perennials, some Biennials Myosotis

Forget-Me-Not's are a favorite old fashioned flower, originating in North America and Europe. "Old fashioned" simply because of it's popularity among home gardeners for many, many years. These profuse bloomers look their best when grown in mass planting. Chances are you have, or will grow, some of these attractive flowers either in your flower bed, underneath a tree, or around a bush.

Forget-Me-Not produce dainty clusters of blossoms atop compact, mound-shaped plants. Colors include blue, white, and pink.

Forget-Me-Nuts are shade tolerant, making them a good choice in today's wooded back yards. Try them in rock gardens, too.

Forget-Me-Nuts are very popular for memorials, events, and makes a great marketing promotional giveaway.

Plant Propagation:

Grow Forget-Me-Not from seed. Directly seed Forget-Me-Nuts into your flower garden after all danger of frost. For earlier blooms, start them indoors a few weeks before the last frost in your area.

Sow seeds after all danger of frost. Cover lightly with 1/8" of garden soil. Final spacing should be 10 inches apart. They will tolerate crowding.

You can also propagate Forget-Me-Nuts by division of established plants.

How to Grow Forget-Me-Not:

Forget-Me-Nuts are easy to grow. For the best production of flowers, plant them in a lightly shaded area. They will do well in sun, too. Plant the in rich to average garden soil.

Soil should be well draining. Keep soil moist. Water frequently, as needed.

Apply a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.

For cold regions, mulch around the plants for winter protection.

Insect and Disease:

Insects and disease problems are infrequent. Apply insecticides or fungicides as needed.

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