Nigella papillosa 'African Bride'

Nigella papillosa 'African Bride' is a very glamorous flower. Like Nigella hispanica, its beautiful flowers are followed by equally dramatic and beautiful seed pods. More
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Nigella papillosa 'African Bride' is a very glamorous flower. Like Nigella hispanica, its beautiful flowers are followed by equally dramatic and beautiful seed pods.

I love 10 or 15 stems of this on their own in a simple jug or a rosemary covered jam jar (see picture).

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

Genus Nigella papillosa
Variety African Bride
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
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 These last 7 days in the vase. Strip the bottom leaves. The seed pods dry brilliantly.
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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African Bride

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Mary Oldham

This proved to be a beautiful addition to my patio garden - I could only afford five seedlings but they filled a pot and lasted for ages. The beautiful flowers were followed by exquisite seed heads - full of seed! In fact some of the seed heads are still standing.

Couldn't be more pleased

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Reviewed 18th October 2014 by JujuW

Fab performance in our garden this year and wonderful as cutting flowers. Great in a vase with some mint and sage.... who'd have thought it?! Bees loved them, too.