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Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels' (National Trust)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.

These packets are produced in association with the National Trust

Easy to grow and prolific

Beautiful jewel-like flowers in pastel shades

Ideal for cottage-garden borders

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Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Annual

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full sun

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Description
Through sales generated from the National Trust seeds, a minimum of £7,500 will be given to the National Trust to help look after nature, beauty and history for everyone, forever.

If you’re looking for a beautiful variety that’s easy to grow, Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels' is a fantastic choice. Affectionately know as Love-in-a-Mist, this pastel colour combination blooms with marvellously intricate flowers in hues of soft pink, blue and white above airy fennel-like foliage. Extremely easy to grow from seed, these pretty plants are ideal for a quintessential cottage-style garden or mingled into an informal mixed flower area. The rounded seedheads are also a feature and make a lovely addition to autumn bouquets.

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) (KA7433)

Sowing

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.

More Info
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.
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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