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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'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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Height Up to 55cm (21.7in)
Spread Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Hardy Annual

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

Full sun

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Description
Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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 (500 nigella seeds) (52332)

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 (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.
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