Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Alba'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
- Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - September
- 60cm (24in)
- Common name
- Love in a Mist
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover March and September, or April and August direct. Will self-sow but colours cross breed.
Pure white, double flowers like a Tudor ruff, with pretty, pure green seed pods.
Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annual which makes fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase. They dry brilliantly too.
Nigella seeds are used widely in Indian cooking, they are strongly aromatic and great added to rice dishes, flatbreads and curries.
Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.