Nigella damascena ‘Compact Red’ / Love-in-a-Mist / Seeds

(Code: ES_040)
£ 1.49
Nigella damascena ‘Compact Red’  / Love-in-a-Mist / Seeds

A new variety of Love-in-a-Mist with a compact habit and rose-red flowers from July to August/September. Nigella is a hardy annual, growing on strong stems in groups or gaps in a border, to a height of 40cm.  Nigella makes a good cut and dried flower.  Plants have decorative seedheads in winter.

Nigella likes full sun and light well drained soil.

Pack of approx 1000 seeds.  Sow in autumn or spring.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.  


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Hardiness Hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers July to August/September
Height 40cm
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 spring 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 a wider range of colours.  Remove plants in the autumn when they have finished flowering.