Very popular annual summer flower. "African Bride" is eye-catching with its white blooms crowned with dark purple stamens large flowers.
Pods of seeds are excellent for dried flower arrangements, flowers last long in the vase.
Grows up to 30 cm tall, flowers from July to September.
Looks nice planted in drifts or clumps planted individually or small groups.
Grows well even in poor soils in sunny ro partly sunny places.
Genus - Nigella
Species - Hispanica
Variety - African Bride
Common name - Love-In-A-Mist
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Height - 0,35 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Growth rate - Medium
Bloom season - Julye - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White with dark purple stamens
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Average garden soil, well drained
Water requirements - Low, average
Landscape uses - Cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Sow outdoors from May to June in prepared seed bed in flowering position 1-2 mm deep.
Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Seedlings appear in 10-21 days.
Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 20 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.
Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season.