This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
An annual herb of the Forget-me-not family, 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high, with hairy stems and leaves, and blue, purplish, or white flowers. It grows in ordinary garden soil, and is raised from seeds sown in the open in March and April for summer and autumn use, and in frames in autumn for winter and spring use. It is used chiefly in connection with the preparation of claret-cup.