Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Sunlight: Part shade to shade
Hardiness Zone: 3a
A low mound forming variety that is smothered in pretty white flowers in spring, each bloom accented by a tiny gold eye; excellent for massing with spring blooming bulbs
Forget-Me-Not features delicate cymes of blue flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous biennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Forget-Me-Not is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Forget-Me-Not will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this species tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.