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At its location, the Caucasus forget-me-not fascinates with its delicate blue-violet flowers, which seem to almost float on the graceful stems above the lush foliage. What care does it take to keep it healthy and thriving for many years?

The Caucasus forget-me-not needs water regularly

When should you prune the plant?

After flowering, the Caucasus forget-me-not should be cut back. The cut makes sense to prevent the perennial from forming its seeds. The perennial is cut back in autumn for the second time a year. You should start just above the ground. In the spring it will sprout again as usual.

Is it necessary to water the Caucasus forget-me-not?

The Caucasus forget-me-not can deal with drought at times. But it has the choice, it prefers a refreshing rain shower to drought. Therefore, you should preferably water this plant regularly when there is no rain or when it is in the bucket.

Attention:

  • Use low-lime to lime-free water
  • do not water the leaves
  • pour directly onto the root area
  • in the blazing sun in summer water every 1 to 2 days (if there is no rain)

When do you divide these perennials?

You can - but don't have to - divide these perennials in autumn. This procedure is generally recommended every 3 years. As a result, the Caucasus forget-me-not can also be propagated very easily. After the division, the plant can also be transplanted.

How do you fertilize and which fertilizer is suitable?

This is important when fertilizing:

  • needs nutrient-rich soil for rich flowering
  • Incorporate compost before planting
  • advisable but not essential: fertilize from spring to the end of flowering
  • suitable fertilizers: compost, slow-release fertilizer, liquid fertilizer for perennials

What becomes of the plant in winter?

The above-ground parts die off with frost. The roots, on the other hand, survive in the ground. Winter protection is not necessary. It is only advisable to cover the perennial - including varieties such as 'Jack Frost' - with brushwood in severe frost.

tips

While snails prefer to feast on other plants (this perennial has rough leaves), gray mold or powdery mildew disease can occur. But assuming good care, this only happens in exceptional cases.

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