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Cynoglossum amabile (Chinese Forget-Me-Not)

Chinese Forget-Me-Not


Resembling forget-me-nots, Cynoglossum amabile (Chinese Forget-Me-Not) is a bushy annual or biennal with ravishing sprays of funnel-shaped sky blue flowers from late spring to the first frost. Blooming in the first year from seed, they are borne on stems that elongate as successive blossoms are borne. The stems are clothed with hairy lance-shaped gray-green leaves. Typically grown as a cool weather annual, Chinese Forget-Me-Not may decline in summer in hot and humid summer climates and stop blooming.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm). Will freely self seed in the garden.
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils in sun. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for powdery mildews.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed sown in-situ in spring.
  • Native to Southeast Asia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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