All About the Forget-Me-Not
The Forget-Me-Not is a flower that is beautiful and is very petite. You will see that the Forget-Me-Not has all kinds of legends that are all around it and that have made it the flower that it is today. There is a legend that speaks of a knight and his lady. What happen is that the two of them went to walk down the river, he stopped to pick her some flowers, when he went over to pick them up, he was put in the river because his armor was so heavy. As he drowns, he tossed the flowers to the lady that he loved and told her to “forget him not.” This is just one of the many stories that are associated with the Forget-Me-Not.
Description of the Forget-Me-Not Flower
The Forget-Me-Not is also known as the Myosotis flower, which actually in Greek means mouse’s ear. This plant is great because it is petite and it flowers quite often. There are over 50 species of this flower that are in the genus and that are all a little bit different. The most common Forget-Me-Not is actually a very small flower. The flower is generally blue, white, and pink and they aren’t any larger than about ½ of an inch. You will see that they also have a yellow center that makes it very recognizable. The Forget Me Not comes in both a perennial and an annual option and they are going to grow quickly because they have an intricate root system. You will find these flowers anywhere from New Zealand to North America, in fact this is the state flower of Alaska.
Uses for the Forget-Me-Not Flower
Even though you are going to find that the Forget-Me-Not is a small flower, it packs a big punch. This is a flower that is gorgeous and has a lot of history to it. You aren’t going to use it as the main flower in a bouquet, but it is a great flower to add to a bouquet with it. You can also use it for different boutonnieres and corsages. There are also a lot of groups that use it; the Freemasons used the Forget-Me-Not so that they were able to remember lost fellow masons that were part of the Nazi regime and the victims of that.
Growing the Forget-Me-Not Flower
You will see that the good think about the Forget-Me-Not is that it grows in all sorts of places. You will find that they like to grow in the wetlands and through riverbanks. The good news is with the Forget-Me-Not is that they cannot really be overwatered and they are resilient, don’t worry about setting up a really intricate drainage issue, they are going to thrive in this setting and be a lot better. They will grow anywhere between partial sunlight and shade, this will create a beautiful flower that really stands out and that looks great.