Growing heirloom forget-me-not seeds in your garden
- 5 heirloom forget-me-not seed varieties
- Pollinator attractor
- Drought tolerant and poor soil tolerant
- Easy to grow and maintain
The best heirloom forget-me-nots are grown at home
Heirloom forget-me-not seeds thrive in damp environments. Partially shaded, woodland locations help it to naturalize and provide the moisture retention that this plant requires for optimal performance. Use this moisture-loving bloom in a shaded pond or bog area that has to be landscaped. As the name implies, forget-me-not seeds represent people who have passed away but will never be forgotten.
Where to plant heirloom forget-me-nots
This low-maintenance plant is ideal for beds and borders, rock gardens, pots, banks, and shrubbery undergrowth. Because they are deer and rabbit resistant, forget-me-nots are often pest-free.
For the finest flowering results, direct plant your seeds after the threat of frost has passed, preferably in mid-summer. These blooms like to be in the shade, although they will withstand mild sunshine. Select a planting location with well-worked, well-draining soil that has been amended with plenty of compost. Before dispersing the seeds on the soil's surface, water the area and softly rake it. Cover seeds with cardboard to keep light outside the germination process. Remove the cardboard after a few days and spritz the area with a water spray bottle.
What to know about planting heirloom forget-me-nots
These blossoms prefer a time of freezing before flowering, which will most likely occur after their first year. Heirloom forget-me-not plants normally reach a height of 6 to 12 inches and a width of 24 inches. The entire planet will most likely die back after flowering. Allow the debris to remain until fall, when the plant will naturally reseed, providing you with a steady supply of heirloom forget-me-not blossoms. Make sure you have adequate room in your garden for your forget-me-nots, as they may expand quickly. To avoid this, remove the plant's waste at the end of the season and save the dropped seed for planting manually the following season.
Great companion plants for heirloom forget-me-nots
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for heirloom forget-me-not flower seed, see the Forget-Me-Not Seeds Planting Guide.