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Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds

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Tiny blue flowers are an iconic addition to any garden. Although not a ‘true’ forget-me-not, this species has very similar flowers. This easy-to-grow annual blooms just weeks after planting and grows in almost any sunny spot. Chinese Forget Me Not attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and makes for gorgeous cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU CYNG

Plant Information

This species, not a true forget-me-not, has very similar flowers to the real thing (See perennial, Myosotis sylvatica.) Since this one is so much less expensive than the pricey Myosotis, it is often substituted in the seed trade.

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CYNG
CYNQP (1/4 Pound)
CYNLB (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
CYNLB5 (5 Pounds) - Out of stock.
CYNLB10 (10 Pounds) - Out of stock.
Common Name Chinese Forget Me Not
Botanical Name Cynoglossum amabile
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 351 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,405 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 7,025 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 14,050 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 107,954
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsChinese Forget Me Not Seeds
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Low maintenance (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • Garden (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful!

When I plant these I know I will have a long lasting beautiful shade of blue flower patch within weeks that will last a long time. I usually plant these twice a growing season. ...Read complete review

When I plant these I know I will have a long lasting beautiful shade of blue flower patch within weeks that will last a long time. I usually plant these twice a growing season. They also reseed themselves and little blue flowers pop up unexpectedly in surprising places. The color and the hardiness are exceptional.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seed burrs catch in pet fur, pant legs..

This is included in the wildflower mix. It is beautiful, but not worth keeping! Burrs are small and get tangled in cat and dog hair and on pant legs. I weeded it out...Read complete review

This is included in the wildflower mix. It is beautiful, but not worth keeping! Burrs are small and get tangled in cat and dog hair and on pant legs. I weeded it out of my garden, but it keeps coming back. I wish I had never introduced it!!!!

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5.0

Here's hoping!!!

By 

from Tampa, fl

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

    I received the seeds two weeks ago, they actually came later than the plants, but I've already got a yard full of seedlings!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Stickers that get everywhere!

    By 

    from Worcester, MA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

    I planted these along my back border in a new bed I made for wildflowers, birds, and bees. Everything from American Meadow grew in perfectly and I now have a wildflower hedge that brings me alot of joy. My only issue with these seeds are the stickers they use to propagate. They get everywere and stick to everything. My dog, the neighbors dog, me, my kids- they are so annoying and in order to have a garden that is friendly to my yard, I have to kill them this fall.

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    1.0

    so disappointed

    By 

    from Jenkintown, PA

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

      I got a 1/4 pound of seed and scattered them early in the spring.
      So far, not even one single flower. We did have icy weather but I put out more seed afterwards. I will put out a bunch more and hope that will do it.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Bright Surprise

      By 

      from Centreville, Alabaa

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

        These were in a mix that we brought last year, they are a beautiful flower, we loved them so much that we want more.

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        • Personal
         
        5.0

        I really liked this. Have purple ones on order

        By 

        from Mountain Home, AR

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

          I really loved this. Loved the color and how it kept coming back

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!

          By 

          from Baltimore County

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Perfect Color

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Bare Spot Filler
          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

          When I plant these I know I will have a long lasting beautiful shade of blue flower patch within weeks that will last a long time. I usually plant these twice a growing season. They also reseed themselves and little blue flowers pop up unexpectedly in surprising places. The color and the hardiness are exceptional.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I wouldmbuy this again and again

          By 

          from Mountain Home, AR

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

            This little flower comes back next season. It spreads out quite a bit

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            • Personal
             
            5.0

            I love these flowers They grow wonderful

            By 

            from Moutain Home, AR

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Containers
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

              I love all the different flowers that I have ordered. Sometimes get a little confused on planting. Shipping of products is timely and good

               
              4.0

              Very beautiful blooms

              By 

              from Winfield, KS

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                I was thrilled with the fast shipping service, the seeds were for favors at my daughters wedding. Everyone thought they were great. Couple people commented to me how beautiful the flowers were.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great ground cover

                By 

                from Charlotte, NC

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                    These seeds were handed out in packets as part of a retirement reception. I planted left over seeds in my yard and they were beautiful.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Foliage grows well in shade; few flowers

                    By 

                    from Princeton, NJ

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth

                    Cons

                    • Colors Not As Expected
                    • Flowers hard to see
                    • Flowers sparse

                    Best Uses

                    • Foliage in heavy shade

                    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                    Few blooms and sparse. Foliage OK.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Seed burrs catch in pet fur, pant legs..

                    By 

                    from Jackson Mississippi

                    About Me Avid Gardener, Forester- natural areas

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                    • SEED BURRS ARE AWFUL

                    Best Uses

                    • Cut Flowers
                    • Erosion Control
                    • Large Areas
                    • Nice in butterfly garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                    This is included in the wildflower mix. It is beautiful, but not worth keeping! Burrs are small and get tangled in cat and dog hair and on pant legs. I weeded it out of my garden, but it keeps coming back. I wish I had never introduced it!!!!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Would love them to flower

                    By 

                    from Lenoir City, TN

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Flowers only a little

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                    I had planted these in a garden with a blue theme....every species in there flowers blue.
                    These came up but looked starved.....tried the proper flower food but they just didn't do well.
                    Reseeded & am awaiting them again.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    All products were delivered timely, in good condition & well packaged.

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                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing results

                    By 

                    from Fort Worth

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile
                    • Will grow in sun or shade

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds:

                      This blue flowering plant can be grown easily from scattered seed. It grows well under roses, particularly the red knockouts. Flowering from April to September, this is a reliable annual that can reseed. The light blue clusters of flowers complete a companion setting with ferns or flowering perennials.

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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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