Alpestris Blue Ball Ultramarine Strain (Myosotis)
Item #: 916
MYOSOTIS (Forget-Me-Not) Biennial
Approx. 42,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Sow indoors from Dec. - Jan. for spring pot plants. Press seed into soil surface and cover with a light dusting of fine soil. Germinate @ 54°F/12°C soil temp. (no higher), for about 10 days in complete darkness. High soil temperatures will prevent germination! Grow seedlings @ 50°F/10°C. Transplant seedlings into 2 1/4 in/6 cm peat pots, then re-pot into 4 or 5 in/10 or 13 cm pots for sale. For larger year old plants, sow outdoors anytime from June to Aug. - at the same time as pansies. Keep seed beds in a cool semi shaded area, with lots of moisture. Plants will withstand full sun but not prolonged drought.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors in late May or early June, so that seedlings may be transplanted before it gets too hot. Mid August sowings are also recommended. Culture is similar to pansies. Plants flower the following spring from May till Sept. Make divisions each year. Mass plants self-seed quite readily. Excellent for borders or as a first class cut flower.