Common Names: Forget-Me-Not

Botanical names: Myosotis.

Availability: Spring through Summer

Vase life: 7 to 10 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Blossoms typically have five small petals arranged in a symmetrical, star-like shape. The flowers are quite small, typically measuring around 1 centimeter in diameter.

Color: Usually a soft, delicate shade of blue, although they can also be found in pink or white varieties.

Botanical facts: The name "Myosotis" is derived from the Greek words "myos" meaning "mouse" and "otos" meaning "ear," possibly referring to the shape and texture of the leaves.

Design notes: Forget-Me-Not flowers are small, so they work best in arrangements with other petite blooms. Choose flowers of similar size to maintain visual balance.

Purchasing hints: Purchase when the buds are 50 to 75 percent open.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut stem ends with as sharp knife. Hydrate in water mixed with a commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Forget-Me-Not flowers are often associated with sentiments of remembrance, loyalty, and enduring love. They are used in bouquets and floral arrangements to convey affection and to honor loved ones.

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