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Love in a Mist Mix Seeds bin46

Nigella earns its common name of Love-in-a-Mist with a tangle of ferny, fennel like foliage that form a mist around the flowers.
Nigella flowers start off as interesting puffs, open into rich toned, straw-flower like blossoms and change into equally attractive seed pods. Nigella is a wonderful cottage garden plant and a great filler. The airy foliage makes a nice complement to broader leaved plants. The flowers keep well as cut flowers. The seed pods can be dried and used in arrangements. To dry the pods, cut while the pods are still green and somewhat fresh. Tie the stems into a bundle and hand upside down to dry. You can cut the seed pods in half to display the interesting seed chamber structure.
Sow seeds 1/8" deep, or barely cover with fine grit and keep moist until germination takes place. Does not transplant well, so sow where you want them to grow.

Common Name: Nigella, Love-in-a-Mist, Devil in the Bush, Persian Jewels

USDA Hardiness Zone:

Annual. Self-sows freely, but not aggressively.


Full Sun to Partial Shade

Mature Size:

H: 15" (30-40 cm) x W: 3-6" (7-15 cm)

Bloom Period:

Late Spring through Fall.