This lovely mix of part shade-loving flowers gives you an extended bloom period. M. sylvatica is the traditional, 6″–8″ tall forget-me-not that blooms in early spring and is perennial in USDA zones 3–8. Chinese forget-me-not (C. amabile), an annual, while not a true forget-me-not, has very similar flowers but grows 12″–24″ tall and will bloom into summer. Excellent for moist, part-shade areas, as a bulb cover, or early cover for rock gardens. NOTE: Myosotis is the smaller seed; Cynoglossum is the larger.
Botanical Name: Myosotis sylvatica and Cynoglossum amabile
Native: Europe & Asia
Hardiness: M. sylvatica is a perennial (short lived) in USDA zone 3–8. C. amabile is often grown as an annual or biennial.
Plant Dimensions: 6″–24″ tall
Variety Information: Numerous ?” across, petite blue star-shaped flowers. M.sylvatica has a yellow eye, while C. amabile is completely blue. Flowers rise gracefully above plants.
Exposure: Part shade
Bloom Period: Early spring and summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Also sow in early fall for early spring bloom the following season (fall planting may be more effective in warm climates)
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside.
Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–8″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–8″