Forget-me-nots are pretty biennials or perennials depending on the variety and the climate.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Forget-me-not
Family : Boraginaceae
Type : Biennial or perennial
Height : 20 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Rather rich and fresh
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : March to May
Often used in rock gardens, borders or flower beds, it is a plant that reseeds itself and sometimes even becomes invasive.
For flowering in spring, it is recommended to plant perennial forget-me-nots (salvatica for example) in the fall in a mixture of soil, potting soil and possibly an organic amendment.
The spring planting is quite possible and even necessary for annual and biennial varieties.
Regarding sowing, prefer a sowing in place from May and throughout the summer period.
- The forget-me-not likes sunny but not hot situations
- The soil should be cool, well-drained and enriched when planting
- In poorly drained land, forget-me-nots may not survive the winter
Maintenance of forget-me-not
Remove faded flowers as you go.
Once all the flowers and leaves have wilted, the plant can be removed, which often becomes unsightly.
Watering the forget-me-not:
- In spring we can water if it does not rain for a long time
- In a pot or planter, provide more regular watering
- In summer, water regularly during the hottest period
To know about forget-me-not
This pretty little country flower with bouquets garnished with blue will find its place in your flower beds, borders or rockery, but also in a pot and in a planter to bloom on balconies and terraces.
The maintenance is easy and the growth fast for this forget-me-not, which flowers generously throughout the spring.
Perennial or annual, the forget-me-not is always herbaceous and has around a hundred different species.
Forget-me-not: emblem and symbols:
The forget-me-not is the emblem of several organizations or associations around the world.
Among the most notable are the United Grand Lodges of Germany. The flower, reminding everyone that some have suffered from war, especially Freemasonry.
The forget-me-not is also the symbol of the Alzheimer Society. It symbolizes the progressive loss of memory.
Myositis was also associated with great causes such as the Armenian genocide to celebrate its centenary or in memory of missing children.
Smart tip about forget-me-not
No need to water too much because forget-me-not does not need it.