Nigella hispanica

Nigella hispanica has the most spectacular flowers of the nigella family, with deep purple-blue petals and crimson seed pods. One of my top favourite plants. More
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Nigella hispanica has the most spectacular flowers of the nigella family, with deep purple-blue petals and crimson seed pods. One of my top favourite plants.

Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annual which makes fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase. They dry brilliantly too.

Genus Nigella hispanica
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct March-May or late August-September, planting in a sheltered spot.
Care Tips Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.
Flowering July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days, seed pod indefinite (will dry).
Harvesting Flower and seed case production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Spectacular colour

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Reviewed 17th July 2014 by Annie Jenkins

So easy to grow from seed, and absolutely spectacular colour