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Blue flowers and the plumpest, prettiest, green and crimson seed heads.

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

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available early March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Nigella
Group/Species damascena
Variety Deep Blue
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March and September, or April and August direct. Will self-sow but colours cross breed.
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 damascena 'Deep Blue' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

Lovely plants gorgeous colour

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susanna

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

These germinated and grew well enough but didn’t flower at all.

Still growing

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Reviewed 18th October 2014 by JujuW

Worked brilliantly in our garden this year and on the list for next year. Superb plant in the garden and in the vase - great little trouper.