Cynoglossum amabile

Chinese Forget-Me-Not

R60.00

A well-known favourite, but this variety is best for cutting. Strong, tall stems are covered in the most adorable sapphire-blue flowers. Harvest regularly to keep them producing. 

 

100 seeds per packet

89 in stock

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Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

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.
Germination guide:5-8 days @ 18-21 C. Darkness required - cover seed with a layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23-30 cm apart
Pinch:Yes, when 20 cm high.
Flowering time:August to October (if sown in March to May) or 85 days after sowing from September.
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.