Chinese Forget-me-not seeds
Fast-growing plant that forms a dense bushy mass with many small, five-star, brilliant sky-blue flowers. Blooms from spring, a few weeks after planting, and all through summer until fall.
Plant type: annual
Height: 45-60 cm
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 75-85 days
Plant spacing: 22-30 cm
Pinch: when 20 cm tall
Approx. 40 seeds per packet
Start seed indoors in trays 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds require total darkness to germinate so cover and place in a dark room until they sprout.
Pick when half the flowers are open.
Forget-me-nots are prone to wilting in the heat, so harvest during the coolest part of the day and place directly into water to rest a few hours before arranging. Stems will last for 5-6 days if flower preservative is used.
Good for butterflies and hummingbirds.