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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

A cousin of our long-standing favourite Nigella hispanica, with soft-white washed navy flowers and the same spectacular crimson crown seedpods as the hispanica form.
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200 seeds

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September, 8-10 weeks from sowing
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
papillosa
Common name
Love in a Mist
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
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

A cousin of our long-standing favourite Nigella hispanica, with soft-white washed navy flowers and the same spectacular crimson crown seedpods as the hispanica form. This is equally good in flower and after the petals have dropped.

Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annuals, which make fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase.

Care Tips

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