Nigella is an old cottage garden flower, a favourite for scattering wherever there is a gap in the flower border, but also good for short-term massed bedding and for drying.
For many years 'Miss Jekyll' was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of blue-pink flowers. These last for about eight weeks, and it is worth deadheading or sowing a later batch to extend the season.
Sowing in autumn or in March, in a cold frame in paper pots in cold districts, produces early flowers.
In windy gardens, support the stems with twiggy sticks.
information source: bbc.co.uk/gardening
Genus - Nigella
Species - Damascena
Variety - Miss Jekyll
Common name - Love-in-a-mist
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 0.45 m
Spread - 0.15 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full sun, part shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutrral and basic alkaline
Soil type - Loamy, sandy, clay
Water requirements - Average, Well Draining
Landscape uses - Mixed beds and borders. Cottage gardens. Containers. Cut flowers
Bloom season - July to August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Violet - Blue
Sow seed in the garden as soon as the ground can be worked. In cool summer climates, additional sowings can be done every 3-4 weeks until mid summer.
Seed may also be started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to last spring frost date, but plants dislike transplanting and results can be disappointing. (info: missouribotanicalgarden.org)
Your shopping cart is empty!