This Forget-me-not seed packet memorial gift is a wonderful way to remember a loved one. It is made from white recycled paper and measures 9 x 12 cm. You can add your personalisation details in the box above. The seeds are wild Field Forget-me-not seeds (myosotis arvensis) and they are inside the packet in a paper sachet (not foil and plastic). The sowing instructions are printed on the back of the seed packet.
This memorial gift is perfect for inserting into the order of service or handing out to people at the end of the service.
Forget-me-nots are also good self-seeders so you will have a flowery reminder of your loved one for many years to come.
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. 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.