Nigella papillosa 'African Bride'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
- 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.
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.
Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annual which makes fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase. They dry brilliantly too.
Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.