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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
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

Common names
  • Chinese Forget-Me-Not

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  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 22, 2012 7:36 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Dec 4, 2011 9:55 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 9, 2020 10:49 PM concerning plant:
    Use great hound's tongue in a rock garden. Its bright flowers are an attractive addition to an all-blue border and also make a pleasing contrast to golden yellow flowers.
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lovesblooms On March 9, 2020 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
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