How to care for forget-me-not flowers

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How to care for forget-me-not flowers
(Photo by Alfred Borchard,

Forget-me-nots, or Myosotis sylvatica, are tiny blue flowers that grow across North America, New Zealand and Europe. Found growing on their own in the wild, they also can be planted in your home garden. Forget-me-nots require little care and can grow in shady areas, a plus for homes with lots of trees that block out direct sunlight. Learn how to care for your forget-me-not plants so they can grow strong and beautiful.

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Things you need

  • Watering can or garden hose
  • Fertiliser

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  1. 1

    Plant forget-me-nots after the last frost date of the year.

  2. 2

    Plant in a shady area. Forget-me-nots require little care in normal circumstances. They can grow in the sunlight but do best in the shade.

  3. 3

    Plant in an area with decent soil. Don't choose an area that has failed to support other plant life or where the ground is too hard.

  4. 4

    Make sure the plants stay watered. If rainfall in the area is not enough to keep the plants hydrated, water the plants on a regular basis. Check the soil daily to make sure it stays moist but not so wet the dirt washes away or the plants begin to die.

  5. 5

    Add fertiliser to the soil one to two times a season, depending on how well your flowers are doing. If they are blooming well, one time may be enough.

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