Nigella damascena ‘Persian Jewels Mixed’ / Love-in-a-Mist / Seeds

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Nigella damascena ‘Persian Jewels Mixed’  / Love-in-a-Mist / Seeds

An attractive Nigella mix of semi-double flowers in shades of lavender, purple, rose and blue.  Plants form feathery leaves and flower from June to the first frost.  Nigella is a tall hardy annual, growing well in groups in gaps in a border, to a height of 40-60cm.  Nigella makes a good cut and dried flower.


Nigella likes full sun and light well drained soil.


Pack of approx 600 seeds.  Sow in autumn or spring directly in the ground or early spring inside for an early start to flowering.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.  

 

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Hardiness Hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers June to the first frost
Height 40 - 60cm
Spread 20cm
Conditions  Sun and light well drained soils
Sow Sow in spring or autumn.  Sow directly into cultivated soil in September/October or in spring from March to May.  Sow 2-3cm deep and germination takes 2-3 weeks.  Or sow in modules of seed compost 3-4mm deep and keep at 15-20°C. Germination takes 7-10 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden in late spring, being careful not to disturb the roots.  
Grow Deadhead to encourage flowers.  Leave some seedheads on the plants at the end of the season if you want the plants to self-seed.  Self-seeded plants may flower in different colours to this mix.  Remove plants in the autumn when they have finished flowering.