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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.

Genus Nigella
Group/Species damascena
Variety Miss Jekyll Alba
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct in mid spring and/or late summer. Will self seed but may not be white.
Care Tips Keep picking but leave a few flowers to form seed pods for mixing with later flowers.
Flowering July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days, seed pod indefinite. Strip the bottom leaves. These also dry brilliantly.
Harvesting Flower and seed case production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Alba' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

These germinated and grew well. The flowers were beautiful but not many flowered.

Absolutely stunning .

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Reviewed 18th June 2018 by Sally Bennett

This is my second year of enjoying these most beautiful delicate flowers. They’ve re-seeded from last year and have grown over winter in the soil; they are so much stronger having been seeded in the autumn. I now have a stunning display in my garden. Admired (I’m happy to say) by many.
They have all come up true to colour (white) which surprised me.
Even the seed heads are gorgeous.

wedding flowers

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Reviewed 1st June 2017 by roger gellett

another flower that i have grown for my daughters wedding. The flowers are so striking we are going to use them as buttonholes for the men. I have pics but nowhere to post them. Have also grown Orlaya Grandiflora, Cosmos Purity and Gypsophila Covent Garden

Lovely with verbena bonariensis

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Reviewed 18th November 2014 by patricia mandeville

Very easy to grow, lasted a long time and then the seed pods were an added interest.