Forget-Me-Nots and Daffodils

Carrie77(z6 St. Louis MO)February 23, 2005

I planted about 30 daffodil bulbs (an assortment) around my mailbox this last fall. I am seeing them start to poke up through the mulch.

I was at Wal-Mart this weekend and I saw a seed packet for only 10 cents for 250 Forget-Me-Not seeds. I love these flowers! I was planning on planting some seeds around my daffodils because I read somewhere that they compliment them well.

Has anyone tried this? It says I can't plant them into the ground until April..and I am kind of wondering if this will be too late? I can't seem to remember when daffodils bloom, I know they seem to come up before most tulips.

I wasn't sure if anyone has tried this..

Thanks!

Carrie

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

You can scatter them now directly among and around the daffodils.

They'll sprout as soon as the soil warms up or you can sow them in a milk jug or a plastic container with a lid. Slit holes in the bottom and the lid for drainage and ventilation, set the container outside. The container acts as a mini greenhouse and protect the seeds from getting washed away. Check the Winter Sowing forum FAQ for details.

I actually have not sown forget-me-nots this late. I let them seed themselves in late spring/early summer. They will bloom the following spring at the same time as late blooming Tulips, not daffodils. My daffodils come up earlier than tulips and I have the early-mid-late blooming daff as well as early-mid-late blooming Tulips.

You are in a warmer zone than mine. Your blooming season may be earlier and different.

Good luck. :-)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2005 at 11:13PM
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