Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

A cousin of our long-standing favourite Nigella hispanica, with soft-white washed navy flowers and the same spectacular crimson crown seedpods as the hispanica form. More
200 seeds 020148 £2.50 In stock
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A cousin of our long-standing favourite Nigella hispanica, with soft-white washed navy flowers and the same spectacular crimson crown seedpods as the hispanica form. This is equally good in flower and after the petals have dropped.

Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annuals, which make fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase.

Genus Nigella
Group/Species papillosa
Variety Delft Blue
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct April-August, under cover in September.
Care Tips Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.
Flowering July - September, 8-10 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days, seed pods 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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