Nigella bucharica 'Blue Stars'Asian Love-In-A-Mist

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Flat, lavender blue flowers

Free-flowering and easy-to-grow

Just throw to sow and grow

Don't forget to check out ourEdible Flowers Guide

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Height Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Spread Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Hardy Annual

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Full sun

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Description

Small and pretty, rather flat lavender blue flowers grow on dwarf, loose-branching, open and feathery plants. Free-flowering and easy-to-grow hardy annual. Also known as the Emir of Buchara or Asian Love-in-a-Mist. Just throw to sow and grow. Summer flowering is followed by attractive seed pods.

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.

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1 packet (100 nigella seeds) (26503)

Sowing

Sow March to May. Sow seed outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (0.5in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.

When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart.

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Water during dry spells to prolong flowering.

Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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