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Forget-Me-Not flowers

Alaska's state flower is the alpine forget-me-not. It was chosen in 1949. The alpine forget-me-not is a perennial that grows 5 to 12 inches high in alpine meadows. The flowers have five connected salviform petals, colored sky blue, that are a quarter to a third of an inch wide. They have a white inner ring and a yellow center. The best time to see the alpine forget-me-not is midsummer, from late June to late July. In addition to finding the Myosotis alpestris, botanists in Denali National Park might also come across the mountain forget-me-not (Eritrichium aretiodes) and the splendid forget-me-not (Eritrichium splendens)

Biennials, Perennials, Boraginacae

For coveted garden coolness, forget-me-not cannot be beat. And the tiny, true blue flowers with yellow centers are so lovely, blooming above hairy leaves and stems! Colors include blue, white, and pink.

Forget-Me-Nots make a wonderful carpet or ground cover under taller plants or small deciduous trees, and looks best planted in large "pools" or masses.

Send or give Forget-Me-Nots as a sign of true love or friendship.

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Perennials, some Biennials

Forget-Me-Not's are a favorite old fashioned flower, originating in North America and Europe. "Old fashioned" simply because of it's popularity among home gardeners for many, many years. These profuse bloomers look their best when grown in mass planting. Chances are you have, or will grow, some of these attractive flowers either in your flower bed, underneath a tree, or around a bush.

Forget-Me-Not produce dainty clusters of blossoms atop compact, mound-shaped plants. Colors include blue, white, and pink.

Forget-Me-Nots are shade tolerant, making them a good choice in today's wooded back yards. Try them in rock gardens, too.

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Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

As the name says, the forget me not is a flower of remembrance. Henry IV wore it to ensure his place in history, and it is the traditional flower of lovers.

Delightful blue flowers with a delicate fragrance,you can get white or pink flowered varieties. They have small, 5-petal flowers on thin stalks.

Forget me knots like part shade and fertile, well-drained soil however they will tolerate full sun as long as you water them regularly.

They will grow approx 8 - 12 inches. My garden always has an abundance of these, they look good as massed planting under trees or shrubs and also look lovely mixed with tulips.

Self seeds easily but easy to weed out or transplant.

The alpine forget me not Myosotis alpestrisis the state flower for Alaska.

The flowers are also called "love me" and are a sign of love and faithfulness.

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