Cynoglossum amabile

Chinese Forget-Me-Not


A well-known favourite, but this variety is best for cutting. Harvest regularly to keep them producing. 


100 seeds per packet

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Flower type:Filler
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Hardy annual. Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in March to May / September to October. Alternatively sow in trays and transplant after 3-4 weeks.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
Germination guide:5-8 days @ 18-21 C. Darkness required - cover seed with a layer of soil.
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:August to October (if sown in March to May) or 85 days after sowing from September.
Pinch:Yes, when 20 cm high.
Position:Full Sun
Final height:60 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when half of the flowers on the spray are open. Harvest during the cool part of the day and rest in water for a couple of hours to prevent wilting. Expected vase life is 5-6 days. This variety is not edible.

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