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Nigella damascena

Love-in-a-mist

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourBlue, pink, white-green, yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist). The hardy annual flowers have cornflower-like blooms, with foliage that is extremely fine and will add a beautiful texture to your garden.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

S. Europe, N. Africa

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, dried arrangements, culinary, wildlife.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil, remember to deadhead to prolong flowering.

Propagation

Annual sow direct in the autumn and self-seeding.

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