Fabulous vintage-style wedding favours, with a traditional rustic feel about them. The seed packet is made from quality recycled paper and measures 9 x 12 cm, the seed packets having been made especially for us to our specifications. The seeds inside are wild Field Forget-me-not – very pretty little blue flowers with yellow centres – good early nectar plants for bees! Forget-me-nots are best sown in Autumn to flower in spring and the seeds will keep for a few years so it doesn’t really matter when you order them, they will be OK! Each packet is personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the Personalisation box above.
These seed packets are popular with customers for other events too, particularly memorials, so please do advise any alternative text you would like, and we will remove the “Grow the Love” wording.
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.