forget me not flower specifications
- Botanical Name : Myosotis sylvatica
- Common Names : Forget me not, woodland forget me not, ornamental forget me not
- Family : Boragianaceae
- Order : Mint
- Plant Type : Biennial
- Mature Size : 1 ft. tall and wide
- Sun Exposure : Full, partial
- Soil Type : Moist, well-drained
- Bloom Time : Spring, summer
- Flower Color : Blue, white, yellow, pink
- Native to all of Europe, Siberia and the East
Forget me not flower is valued for its attractive flowers. While the blooms are usually blue, other colors do exist. A bonus feature is that the buds preceding the blooms are pink, so you get two colors for the price of one. These plants are herbs historically used as an astringent to treat wounds and some medical conditions.
A short plant ( often just 5 inches at maturity ) with a medium growth rate, forget me not has hairy stems. The five-petaled flowers grow in cymes with a single flower on a central stem surrounded by additional blooms on branching stems. Although small ( 3/8 inch ), they provide a good color display because they’re numerous. It can grow in the sun or shade, depending on the region. It grows best in a shady spot in southern, warmer climates with high sun.
Technically a short-lived perennial, most treat forget-me-not as a biennial, sowing seed in midsummer and enjoying the blooms the following year. It is easy to care for and requires deadheading if you don’t want it to overgrow in an area. This plant reseeds readily; it is considered invasive in several states.
Scorpion grasses the plant has more than seventy species of plants. Myosotis sylvatica is the most famous of the species grown as an ornamental plant. It is usually a car and it is easy to identify. This plant is usually a short, biennial plant. The height of the plant is 8-30 cm and its transverse growth is 15 cm.
The flowers have five blue petals and a central yellow. Today, many varieties of it have been produced and in addition to the blue color of this plant, white and pink are also available.
Forget me not meaning and symbolism
The word ” Myosotis ” in the species name comes from Greek words meaning ” mouse ear. ” The plant’s foliage has short, pointed leaves resembling mouse ears. A forget me not variety, Myosotis scorpiodes, also has a unique common name, ” scorpion grass, ” for its flower clusters that curl like a scorpion’s tail.
Forget me nots are a popular bridal flower for their symbolism. They historically symbolize true love, respect, fidelity, and devotion.
Forget me not care
Forget me not is a versatile plant. It’s tolerant of rabbits and deer, draws butterflies, and can serve various landscape functions.
For example, it can be used in the yard as :
- A ground cover
- A potted plant for use on porches and patios
- In cottage gardens
- In woodland gardens
- In rock gardens
However, since it does spread on its own, care should be taken to prevent self-seeding in areas where you want a carefully controlled garden. To accomplish this, deadhead spent blooms and any seed heads that form to stop the unwanted spread.
In the North, you can grow it in full sun or partial shade. At the southern end of its range, give forget me not afternoon shade. The more sunlight it receives, the more water it will need.
This plant grows best in rich, consistently moist, well-drained soil.
Forget me not tolerates wet soil. At the very least, it needs to be grown in soil kept evenly moist.
Temperature and Humidity
With a range that covers six USDA zones, forget me not withstands both heat and cold well, However, due to its susceptibility to powdery mildew disease, it isn’t recommended for areas with intensely hot, humid summers.
Fertilize forget me not with compost or with a general-purpose fertilizer annually. For the amount of fertilizer to use, follow product label instructions.
Iran dried forget me not flower
Forget me not flower is one of Iran’s export goods and has provided a great opportunity for Iranian traders to bring a lot of currency to the country by exporting dried forget me not flower . Both types of forget me not flower products can be exported either as fresh cut flowers or as dried flowers because each has its own customer.
The export of dried forget me not flower has provided a great opportunity for wholesalers and exporters of dried forget me not flower and other plants to make significant profits.
Types of Forget me nots
The Myosotis genus contains a number of species other than Myosotis sylvatica, including:
- Small-flowered forget me not ( Myosotis stricta )
- Broadleaf forget me not ( Myosotis latifolia )
There are also cultivars of Myosotis sylvatica that give you more options for color, plant size , or flower size :
- Blue Basket : taller ; deeper blue flowers
- Music : flowers larger and deeper blue
- Pompadour : compact growth habit; pink flowers
- Snowball : white flowers
- Ultramarine : smaller plant; deep blue flowers
- Victoria Blue : compact growth habit
- Victoria Rose : pink flowers
- Victoria White : white flowers
The key to its display value is massing several plants together and letting them get as big as possible because the flowers, although pretty and numerous, are small. For this reason, there’s a disincentive to cutting back forget me not stems. However, if you wish to curtail reseeding, deadhead the flowers.
Propagating Forget me not
Forget me not reseeds all on its own. It will multiply over time. Once you introduce it to your garden, you’ll have it for many years ( unless you actively suppress it ). If you want to propagate it, take advantage of this fact by digging up some of the plants that have spread from the original and transplanting them to other areas in spring. Space them 10 inches apart.
Grow Forgetme not from seed
Forget me not plants are grown easily from seed, as evidenced by the plant’s ability to reseed and spread. You can introduce this spring bloomer into your garden in the following way. Buy a packet of seed by early summer.
Select a spot in the garden, and prepare the soil by raking it to loosen it and smooth it out. In midsummer, broadcast the seed across the surface. Water lightly afterward and often enough to keep the soil moist. Seedlings will pop up by fall; blooming will occur the following spring.
Forget me not is cold-hardy. Unless you’re trying to grow it north of zone 3, you don’t need to take measures to winterize it.
How to get Forget me not to bloom
Its flowers are only 3/8 inches across, but it produces lots of them. It blooms for several weeks during April and May.
Provide rich, consistently moist soil for the longest blooming period and the most flowers. Forget me not, as a biennial or short-lived, reseeding perennial, re-blooms annually with minimal care.
Common problems for Forget me not
Garden pests leave forget-me-not alone. But it is susceptible to two diseases :
Powdery mildew is that light-colored, powdery covering on a plant’s leaves. Seldom fatal, it does temporarily ruin the appearance of plants. Minimize it by avoiding overhead watering.
Rust produces pustules that break open and release orange spores on the leaves undersides. But you’re more likely to notice the yellow spots it causes on the top part of the foliage. Like powdery mildew, it thrives in damp environments and is best prevented by avoiding getting foliage wet.
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