Plant type: perennial.
- Origin: Europe.
- Growing environment: garden, greenhouse, home conditions.
- Leaf ornament: no. The foliage of the flower is pubescent, the length of the leaves is from 1 to 5 cm. They are close to each other along the stem.
- Flowering: yes. Forget-me-not, the flower of which effectively decorates your garden, as a rule, has an azure hue. Flowering period from late winter to early summer.
- Care: Forget-me-not, which is not so difficult to grow, requires careful care in terms of watering.
- Temperature range: 10-24°C.
- Soil type: clay or sandy-clay.
- Reproduction: carried out by planting seeds in the spring.
Description: This is a beautiful perennial or biennial marshy, alpine plant native to the mountainous and swampy regions of Western Europe. For all their inherent properties, they are of particular value garden forget-me-not. By the nature of growth, it should be noted that they are grown by self-sowing, due to which they are easy to maintain, and they will be present in the garden for many years.
Lighting: full or partial solar lighting. These plants need full sunlight for their best development. If there is less sunlight, then, despite this, growth will be good, but perhaps the flowering will not be so abundant or the foliage will be unhealthy. If you are growing a flower indoors, then you need to place it on the south or east side, since these places usually concentrate the most amount of sunlight. The only exception is when the houses are located in close proximity and cast a shadow on each other. Full sun exposure means that sunlight will hit the plant daily for 6 hours. Partial sun exposure means 3 to 6 hours a day. It is important to consider that only under certain climatic conditions, forget-me-not can be constantly under the sun, it is possible that in a different climate a semi-shady location would be the best option for it.
Watering: moderate. Moderate watering – this means that the soil should be constantly moist and watered regularly when dry. Forget-me-nots will need 2 cm of water per week during the growth period. Be careful not to use too much water. Regular watering should be observed after two years of cultivation to maintain the health of the flower. In the first year, the watering rate is critical and should be monitored closely. It should also be noted that it is better to water once a week, but deeply and plentifully, than often and little by little.
Additionally: it is recommended to spray the flower with warm water without lime content. Also, when growing indoors, you need to ensure good ventilation.
Alpine forget-me-not – Alpine Forget-me-Not
It is a compact plant with beautiful blue flowers that blooms luxuriantly in a rock garden in damp sandy soil. Alpine forget-me-not grows better if it is surrounded by half-closed pieces of sandstone. There are various forms, some of them are dwarf with white and pink flowers. Princess Maud is a special variety with beautiful flowers in a rich deep blue hue (see photo).
Forget-me-not Azores – Myosotis Azorica
This is a beautiful, relatively young species with dark blue flowers, 15 to 25 cm high, whose birthplace is the Azores. It adapts well only in the warm corners of the stone garden. Light soils are most suitable for this variety. It propagates by planting seeds or cuttings. Growing this species requires special care.
Forget-me-not – Early Forget-me-Not
It is a beautiful and early flowering plant, 15 to 30 cm high, with large magnificent flowers of a sky blue hue that bloom until mid-summer. This species looks great en masse in open corners of the garden. It is of particular value as spring flowers (see photo).
Marsh forget-me-not – Myosotis Palustris
Usually it is found near grooves, streams, channels in Western Europe. Forget-me-not marsh should be planted between shrubs in peat beds. This flower has different forms: some with regular white flowers, and others with more voluminous flowers. One form is called always flowering due to its long flowering.
Reshteiner’s forget-me-not – Myosotis Rehsteineri
This is one of the most original and attractive varieties of forget-me-not. A spectacular plant is very similar to creeping. For several weeks in April – May, it forms a dense carpet in the garden. The plant blooms luxuriantly and adheres tightly to the ground.
Forest forget-me-not – Wood Forget-me-Not
This is a magnificent forest plant, which is of particular value to the wild garden. Forget-me-not forest blooms profusely on wild forest paths, in groves. It reproduces by self-seeding. When grown in the garden, the seeds must be sown annually in the beds. The best time to plant is August. The birthplace of the flower is Great Britain. There are various forms of pink and white shades.