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Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Cynoglossum amabile

Grown by: Dandy Ram Farm in Monroe, ME

  • $5.00

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: 81% on 01/30/2024

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!


This product is part of the East Asian Collection.

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