Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Annual
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 10b
Plant Height:18-24 inches (45-60 cm)
Plant Spread:12-15 inches (25-30 cm)
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Blue
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses:Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Seeds:Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch (0.5 cm)
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

Image

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

(Full article5 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-08-23
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: September 2011Chinese forget-me-nots
By kqcrna
Give a thumbs up
Location: My GardensDate: August 17, 2009Very Close View
By TBGDN
Give a thumbs up
Location: North Huntingdon, PennsylvaniaDate: 2009-09-20
By Kelli
Give a thumbs up
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-08-03#Pollination   Cabbage White Butterfly
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-08-03
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: nature reserve, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-05-13
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Outsidepride
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Location: Lenore, ID
By Natalie
Give a thumbs up
Location: Maui, Ulupalakua Ranch StoreDate: 2007-03-20Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-08-03
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-07-29
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-07-29
By joannakat
Give a thumbs up
Location: Maui, Ulupalakua Ranch StoreDate: 2014-12-31Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Maui, UlupalakuaDate: 2014-12-31Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Maui, UlupalakuaPhoto courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California, USADate: 2012-01-08Photo courtesy of: Stickpen
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: La Crescenta, CADate: 2017-06-12
By JulieB
Give a thumbs up
Location: South side round flower boxDate: 2017-07-02First time growing this pland. I like the blue flowers!
By Agoo
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image

Comments:
Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Dec 4, 2011 9:55 PM

These cute little annuals make the perfect plant to tuck into empty spots in my garden. They bloom profusely with tiny sky blue flowers (not purple). They grow in shade or with a fair amount of sun, and those in sun stand up better while those in shade tend to flop over.

It is a polite reseeder in my yard, never invasive, and it wintersows well.

[ 5 replies | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 22, 2012 7:36 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
lovesbloomsOn May 3, 2015Seeds sown
direct sown
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Wrong ID by RuuddeBlockJul 3, 2017 8:29 PM5
September 2017 Butterflies, Moths & Larva by jmorthOct 2, 2017 10:57 PM216
Small blue garden flowers ID help needed by HulioAug 31, 2017 6:10 PM7
Three more plants to ID please! by joannakatAug 3, 2017 1:10 PM9
Annuals 2017 by islanderOct 26, 2017 2:26 PM41
(Cynoglossum) by Catmint20906Jun 25, 2015 6:35 PM5
Show me some signs of SPRING! by tveguy3May 3, 2015 7:41 AM999
Plants that reseed like crazy by NatalieJun 13, 2013 6:21 PM57
My wintersowing adventures 2010 by gemini_sageApr 9, 2014 5:08 PM55

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Dahlia"