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 Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
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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Nigella hispanica reviews

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Helen

just poor growth,few flowers

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Gill

Huge flowers - I'm hoping they will self seed

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Lnda

These plants became rather leggy because I was in and out of hospital, but they still bloomed well when staked. Pretty flowers.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jane

Did not thrive and rather droopy

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Hilary

Pretty flower but rather a weedy plant needing support despite being quite short. Best grown from seed in situé, I think.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Watts

Flowered nicely pretty seedheads

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Chapman

Have not grown these before - did OK but a little 'weedy' in appearance with fairly insignificant blooms - not quite as illustrated in the catalogue picture!! However, with the exceptionally hot - really violently hot sun I think this may well have contributed despite my faithful watering! Probably would not both again with this.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Margaret

Lovely flowers but they didn't do too well where I put them.

Nigella hispanica seedlings

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Reviewed 9th June 2018 by Bernie Spedding

Two thirds of the seedlings arrived dry or dead in the packaging. Other plants in a later delivery were fine and healthy. Disappointing so won't be using this company again.

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Posted 6th July 2018

Spectacular colour

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Reviewed 17th July 2014 by Annie Jenkins

So easy to grow from seed, and absolutely spectacular colour