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This one is a lovely semi-double sky blue. A classic.

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

Genus Nigella
Group/Species damascena
Variety Miss Jekyll
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, 8-10 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days, seed pods indefinite.
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 'Miss Jekyll' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

Happy with these lovely colour and good germination .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Germinated but flowers paler and less than I expected. Probably should have planted out earlier or down directly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

Haven’t grown these for years but they are much as I remember...quick germination in two of three pots as with n.hispanica but as with those I suspect wildlife. Still pretty feeble looking even for nigella but there’s time yet and I plan to sow some for overwintering so we’ll see...