Forget Me Not Victoria Mixed (Myosotis Sylvatica) is a great bedding variety that produces masses of delicate flowers in a range of colours, including pink, white and blue.
Flowering from April to June this self seeding biennial, will come back year after year.
|When to sow
|May to June and September
|Where to sow
|Sow indoors 0.5cm (1/4in) deep in moist compost filled pots or trays and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm position (temperature of 21-25°C (70-77°F) is ideal).
|Sow direct outdoors in flowering position, 0.5cm (1/4in) deep once danger of frost has passed.
|What to do next
|For seeds sown indoors , when seedlings are large enough to handle and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 20cm (8in) apart.
|Thin the seedlings sown direct outdoors out so they are 20cm (8in) apart. Carefully replant thinned plants to fill any gaps.
|Water well until plants are established.
|A biennial plant which self-seeds freely so appears as a perennial. Pull up plants once flowering has finished to restrict spread.
|April to June.
|Ideal for bedding and containers.
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