This white forget-me-not seed paper is made especially for us in the UK from recycled cotton content so you won’t find it elsewhere! The Forget-me-not seeds are scattered throughout and will germinate when planted and really grow into Forget-me-not flowers! Each sheet of Forget-me-not seed paper is A5 size and seed density and scattering will vary from sheet to sheet. 10 sheets. This is a perfect and unusual paper for making a statement and creating something crafty for your wedding, event, greetings cards etc.
Forget-me-nots are best sown in the Autumn so that they flower the following spring. They produce masses of tiny, delicate blue flowers with yellow centres. Once you have them they will self-seed all over the garden! The plant’s Latin name – myosotis – derives from the Latin for mouse ear, which the leaves tend to resemble.
Forget-me-nots have been around since the late 1300’s when Henry IV took the plant as his emblem. It was known as Scorpion Grass, according to the herbalist Gerard (1633), because its flowerhead was thought to resemble a scorpion’s tail. Therefore it was also believed to cure the sting of a scorpion, and snake and dog bites.
In German folklore, a knight picked Forget-me-not for his love as they walked by a river. He tripped and fell in but before he drowned he threw his love the flowers and cried “Forget me not!”
In days of old, blacksmiths kept a bunch of Forget-me-nots in their forge to protect horses from injury. In the language of flowers, Forget-me-nots are symbolic of true love.
Uses for Forget-me-not seed paper
Forget-me-not seed paper is perfect for getting across in a quirky way a message you don’t want forgotten!
Include the paper in your save the dates – so your guests forget-it-not!
Include in your wedding invites
Include in your wedding favours so your guests remember your special day
On a more sombre note, use the paper as part of the order of service at a funeral or part of a memorial event for a loved one or friend.
Cut shapes from the paper and use in greetings card designs.
How to plant Forget-me-not seed paper
Forget-me-nots are best sown in autumn for flowering the following spring. Simply place the card on top of a pot of compost and water well and place somewhere warm and light to germinate. It is important to keep the paper moist and not allow it to dry out! Once you have seedlings, plant the whole thing in the garden or repot into a large patio pot in a sunny spot. You will soon have a splash of blue flowers! A planting instruction card will be included with the paper.