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Nigella 'Blue Starry Skies'

Nigella damascene, Love in a Mist

Hardy Annual

  • Easy-sow summer annual
  • Dramatic mix of blue hues
  • Grows in any soil
An excellent annual for growing in almost any area of the garden, with unbeatable value to boot! The mix of striking blue blooms seemingly float on top a sea of delicate fennel-like foliage. Scatter seed wherever you want to bring a splash of blue - these easy annuals need little upkeep. Attractive swollen seed heads follow the flowers - shake them around the garden for future displays, or dry them for autumn decorations. Much loved by bees and butterflies. Height: 45cm (18in). Spread: 30cm (12in).

Culinary note: The seeds have a strong aroma and spicy taste, they can be used as a condiment or spice to flavour cakes, breads and curries. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 nigella seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Direct sow Nigella seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (&frac;1/2") and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 14-30 days. When Love in a mist seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.

Alternatively, sow Nigella indoors from March to April at a temperature of 18-29C (65-85F). When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.

Water Love in a mist regularly until plants are fully established. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place for decorative seed pods. Alternatively deadhead spent Nigella blooms to prevent them from self seeding.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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