Chinese Forget-Me-Not Ms. Marilyn
Chinese Forget-Me-Not 'Ms. Marilyn'
Seed for this special variety came from our friends at 3 Porch Farm, who discovered it in a packet of wildflower seeds and spent years carefully growing it out until they perfected the color. Plants are tall, vigorous, extremely productive, and covered in the softest smoky periwinkle-blue flowers. Pollinators love this variety, especially bumblebees, and it’s truly one of the most beautiful little flowers I've ever grown.
Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 24 to 36 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 75 to 85 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: when 8 in tall
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when one-quarter of the flowers on a stem are open. It’s especially wilt prone, so be sure to cut during the coolest part of the day. Immediately after harvest, dip the bottom few inches of the stems in boiling water for 7 to 10 seconds, or use Quick Dip, then place into cool water. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.
Shipping & Delivery
Once an order has been placed, we cannot add or subtract items. If you would like additional items not included in your original order, please place a new order. We are unable to combine separately placed orders.
See our Shipping & Delivery page for detailed information about returns, refunds, and international shipping.
How to Grow
How to Start Flowers from Seed
There’s nothing more rewarding than starting your own seeds. The benefits include getting a jump on the season, having access to hundreds of specialty varieties that you won’t find at your local nurseries or garden...
Fabulous Foliages and Fillers
Having a steady supply of foliage is key to successfully making bouquets throughout the season—in spring, during the long months of summer, and into early fall. In this post, I’ll share the best staple foliages...