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
Flower 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

Chinese forget-me-nots

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
By Mindy03, 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.

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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: September 2011Chinese forget-me-nots
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Location: My GardensDate: August 17, 2009Very Close View
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Location: North Huntingdon, PennsylvaniaDate: 2009-09-20
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Location: nature reserve, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-05-13
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Location: Maui, Ulupalakua Ranch StoreDate: 2007-03-20Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
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Location: Maui, Ulupalakua Ranch StoreDate: 2014-12-31Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
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Location: Maui, UlupalakuaDate: 2014-12-31Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
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Location: Maui, UlupalakuaPhoto courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
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Location: UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California, USADate: 2012-01-08Photo courtesy of: Stickpen
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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.

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

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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