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Nigella papillosa 'African Bride'

Beautiful flowers are followed by equally dramatic and beautiful seedpods.
1

200 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
papillosa
Common name
Love in a Mist
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover March and September, or April and August direct. Will self-sow but colours cross breed.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.