Common name: Changing forget-me-not. Lus míonla buí.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J594448.
Small annual to 25cms. Tiny flowers unfurling creamy white at first which change to pink and finally blue.
An early flowering species bringing the promise of summer. Forget-me-nots support a black shield bug Sehirus luctuosus.
Dry open places on sandy limestone soils, but can also be found in grazed meadows and damp places.
Sow late autumn or early spring into trays, plant out when large enough to handle. Should reseed themselves after the first year, with some careful weeding they should become established.
“Nor can i find, amid my lonely walk
By rivulet, or spring, or wet roadside
That blue and bright-eyed flowerlet of the brook,
Hope’s gentle gem, the sweet forget-me-not!” Samuel Colderidge.
Avg contents: 230 seeds.