Very fast growing plant producing clusters of sweetly scented, clear indigo-blue flowers at the top of 40 cm (16") high plants. Foliage is an attractive silvery-grey. Plants are generally finished flowering by late July/early August and will often re-seed themselves for the following season. Biennial variable. This Forget-Me-Not is adventurous but is not invasive. Bees absolutely love the flowers! Can provide some welcome early spring colour in partially shady sites.
|How To Grow||This old time favourite can be direct seeded in the garden in mid April to mid May. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep and water lightly. Germination occurs in 5-10 days. Thin to 30-35 cm (12-14") apart when the seedlings are 7.5 cm (3") tall. Plants grow best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade as well as both wet and dry conditions.|
|Blooming Season Begins||Late Spring|
|Life Cycle||Biennial Variable|
|Days to Emergence||5 to 10|
|Height||Medium (30 to 50 cm)(12" to 20")|
|Frost Tolerance||Frost Hardy|
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Suggested uses.||Early spring colour.
Informal garden plant.
Superb bee forage plant!