These tiny, true-blue flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and they are great for cut-flowers. Our seed grower Bo Dennis of Dandy Ram Farm prefers this Forget-Me-Not look-alike in bouquets due to their long stems, growing 24"-36". After the first cut of long sturdy stems, many flowering branching stems follow.
Days to maturity: 80-85
Seeds per pack: 100
Germination rate: 83% on 01/09/2023
Planting / harvesting notes
To direct seed, sow as soon as the soil can be worked and cover the seeds lightly with soil. For transplanting, sow the seeds 3-4 weeks before last frost, lightly covered. Transplant in the field 9-12" apart after last frost.
Seed keeping notes
Cut the plant above the soil when seedheads are dry. Allow the plant to dry further in a ventilated place protected from precipitation. One threshing method is to stomp on the dried plants on a tarp. Another is to whack the entire plants in a bucket, allowing seeds to drop. Thresh further with hands, allowing seeds to separate from plant material. Screen and winnow carefully. This can be difficult, because the seeds act like velcro!