Tips for Planting and Growing Forget Me Not Plant

Forget me not flower
Forget me not flower

When you buy flowers for loved ones, try the Forget-me-not flower. This beautiful flower is a lovely flower with a rich history and symbolism. There was a story about this flower that was fully well known by Germans. It’s about two lovers who were walking around the Danube River. At that time, they encountered bright blue flowers that blossomed near the riverbank. Then the man picked the flowers and then gave them to the woman while asking her not to forget him. That is how the flowers got its beautiful name. The story said that the women still wore the flowers until she died. Consequently, they also symbolize faithfulness towards your love.

What do Forget Me Nots symbolize?

Forget me not flowers
Forget me not flowers

Forget Me Nots come from the Greek, ‘myosotis,’ which means “mouse’s ear” because its leaves resemble a mouse’s ear. This genus of flowers consists of approximately 200 species that provide tons of variation. You can find the flower in many different colors, such as blue, purple, pink, white, and orange.

Forget me not have much different symbolism. Nearly every country has its own story, legend, and history with this flower, dating all the back to the world’s creation! But there aren’t specific meanings attributed to its varying colors. But because there aren’t many color variations, these are the most commonly associated meanings of forget me not.

1. Fidelity

Forget me not is a symbol of fidelity and being truthful to someone you love.

2. True love

Forget-me-nots, in many places, also represent true love. Giving someone this flower means you genuinely love, adore, and respect them. It is like a testament to your relationship. Through the flower, a person can express that they will never forget you in his thoughts.

3. Long-lasting connection

Forget-me-nots also represent long-lasting connections and bonds that can exist between friends. This connection can’t be broken or shaken by anything or anyone.

 

Do Forget Me Nots come back every year?

Who doesn’t like forget-me-nots? Although they are no longer beautiful when they die, they have an uncomplicatedly endearing nature that is trouble-free and easy when they are blooming. Forget-me-nots are very hardy little plants. But they die in winter and re-sprout in spring.

You can plant these blue bloomers because they are so unfussy, and you can plant them almost anywhere at any time. You can expect some flowers within the next year and a half.

Forget-me-not are usually biennial plants. It means that the flower will last for a year and die in the second year. At that time, the plant will set their seed too, which the plant releases everywhere. Therefore, once you have forget-me-nots in your garden, it is rarely necessary to plant the seed. These flowers turn into little plants that can be left overwinter and then get moved to wherever you want them in early spring.

If you’re going to grow some plants for the first time, seeding them is easy. The best time to plant forget-me-not seeds is in spring to August so that it can bloom the following season. Meanwhile, early spring seeded plants may produce flowers by the fall season. Therefore, if you are willing to wait a season for colors, you should sow the seeds in fall. Then the plants will produce flowers a year from the next spring.

 

Where do Forget Me Nots grow?

Forget me not flowers
Forget me not flowers

Forget-me-nots are easy to grow as long as the flowers have organically enriched soil, partial shade, and regular-to-ample water. The plants prefer moist soil with good drainage in the sun. You can also use a shady spot. These flowers perform best in cool weather and in areas where summers are not excessively hot.

 

Do Forget Me Nots smell?

Suppose you’ve ever buried your nose in a bunch of these beautiful, delicate blue (or sometimes white or pink) flowers hoping for a whiff of something equally gorgeous. In that case, you would be disappointed as they’ve almost no scent at all.

 

Can Forget Me Nots grown in pots?

Put forget-me-nots in containers filled with fresh potting mix and then put the containers in the indoor area. But you have to make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom, as the plants will rot without adequate drainage. It is best to grow forget-me-not flowers inside and one plant per container, as the plants need plenty of air circulation.

 

Do Forget Me Not spread?

Forget me not flowers
Forget me not flowers

The perennial forget-me-not flower spreads quickly, and they self-seed for more of the wildflower to grow. The flower can also bloom in shady spots where the tiny seeds may fall. It’s very easy to care for Forget-me-not flowers like most native wildflowers. Forget-me-not plants grow best in damp, shaded area but can adapt to full sun too.

 

How do you care indoors for Forget Me Nots?

  • Place forget-me-nots in an east-facing or south-facing window, Make sure they receive full sunlight. If not, partial sunlight also suits them well.
  • You must water the forget-me-nots’ soil deeply. But make sure its top 3 inches feel dry when you touch. You can then water the plants until the water drips through the bottom. Make sure the plants does not stand in water for too long. You also can reduce watering to about once or twice each month in winter while the plants are dormant. Resume regular watering in spring.
  • Remove the plants’ old flowers at their stems by pinching them off with your fingernails. Throw away the removed flowers. Removing old flowers encourages new blooms to form.
  • Fertilize the forget-me-nots once each month only if their leaves appear wilted or yellow. Or when the plants grow very slowly during spring or summer—mix one teaspoon of 5-10-10 water-soluble fertilizer with 1 gallon of water. Then, use the mixture and fertilize the plants in place of one watering session. You have to make sure that you apply only the amount you generally would use. Also, remember don’t fertilize during winter while the plants are dormant.

 

Do Forget Me Nots growing in the shade?

Forget-me-nots are easy to grow plants and can survive in partial shade. They prefer moist soil, whether in a sunny or shady spot. These little blooms can also stay in summers that are not too hot or in cool weather.

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