An easy to grow annual 40-50 cm tall plant with delicate yellow blooms from July to August, followed by fascinating seed pods that are prized for cutting (fresh or dried).
Cut flowers after drying keeps the original shape and color and are a valuable material for dry compositions.
They grow well on any soil, in a sunny position.
Genus - Nigella
Species - Orientalis
Variety - yellow
Common name - Love-In-A-Mist
Germination rate - 94%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Height - 0,40 - 0,50 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Growth rate - Medium
Bloom season - July - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Fertile, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Sow outdoors from March to May in prepared seed bed in flowering position.
Sow thinly in rows 25 cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Seedlings appear in 14-20 days.
Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 20 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.