When To Plant Forget-me-not Seeds In Australia

The best time to plant forget-me-not seeds is in spring to August if you want to have blooms the following season. Early spring seeded plants may produce flowers by fall. If you are willing to wait a season for blooms, sow the seeds in fall.

Do forget-me-nots grow first year?

Biennial species, like forget-me-not 'Victorian Blue' (Myosotis sylvatica), hardy in USDA zones 3 through 9, grow from seed and take two years to complete the growing process. Generally, the plants germinate and produce leaves the first year, and then flower the second year.

How do you start forget-me-not seeds?

  • Sow seeds in containers. The most common method for starting forget-me-nots is to start the seeds indoors in early spring, up to 10 weeks before the last frost.
  • Keep moist until germination.
  • Harden off your seedlings.
  • Choose and prepare the soil bed.
  • Transplant.
  • Water immediately.
  • Where do forget-me-nots grow best?

    They prefer moist soil with good drainage in a sunny or shady spot. Forget-me-nots perform best in cool weather and in areas where summers are not excessively hot. It's possible to grow woodland forget-me-nots in containers as long as their water, soil and light conditions are met.

    What to do with forget-me-nots when finished flowering?

    Trimming them back after flowering encourages fresh growth and new flowers. Cut back dead bulb foliage if not done already. It is important to wait until the foliage dies down naturally, as cutting back too early can lead to blindness next year.

    Why are my forget-me-nots dying?

    Forget-me-nots frequently go dormant during the summer months, dying back and disappearing until the next spring. The most common problem is mildew although slugs, snails, rust and gray mold can also cause problems. Combat the problem by thinning out plants in the spring to a spacing of about five inches apart.

    How much sun do forget-me-nots need?

    Forget-me-nots prefer full sun, but where the summers are hot, they are better placed where they get some afternoon shade. Forget-me-nots also prefer consistently moist soil. Some species can actually grow in standing water and perform well as marginal water plants.

    Do forget-me-nots take over a garden?

    Forget-me-nots are pretty little plants, but beware. This innocent looking little plant has the potential to overcome other plants in your garden and threaten native plants beyond your fences. Once it escapes its boundaries, controlling forget-me-not plants can become a major challenge.

    Are forget-me-not flowers weeds?


    They grow best in shady, damp areas, and can spread easily in the garden, taking over spaces where other plants were planned. For this reason, they are considered weeds, and can be removed by simply being pulled out.

    How do you grow forget me not seeds in pots?

    With light, basic potting soil and good drainage, find a spot for your plant that will be adequately warm. Forget-me-nots do well in shade, but full sun is fine. Water your potted forget-me-nots often enough that the soil stays moist but not soggy, slightly less during the winter.

    Do forget-me-nots flower all year?

    Myosotis sylvatica A pretty, variable, late spring to early summer flowering forget-me-not perennial, often grown as a biennial, with grey-green leaves and loose clusters of abundant bright pale-blue, fragrant flowers with a yellow eye emerging from deep-pink buds.

    How tall do forget-me-nots get?

    1 ft. tall
    Common Names Forget-me-not, woodland forget-me-not, ornamental forget-me-not
    Family Name Boraginaceae
    Plant Type Biennial
    Mature Size Up to 1 ft. tall (but commonly shorter), with a similar spread
    Sun Exposure Full, partial

    Do forget-me-nots have a scent?

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    Are forget-me-nots always blue?

    Typical Colors

    Forget-me-nots appear in many different species -- roughly 50 in total -- but their flowers exist in a small handful of colors. These colors are pink, pale blue and white. Individual forget-me-not flowers all consist of five petals.

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