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Persian Jewels Nigella

Love-In-A-Mist. Large blooms in shades of blue, pink and white on 1 1/2 foot plants, with delicate, ferny foliage. A well-known annual, the flowers are airy and showy, surrounded by a lacy shroud of greenery. As an everlasting, this is prized for its large balloon-like seed pods which are dried and used in arrangements. Plant outdoors in early spring after soil warms. Reseeds readily.

100 seeds

 

PLANTING

Nigella damascena

Annual 

Germination: 14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lightly cover

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Using peat, cow,or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant, 18-24" apart after the last frost. Water seedling regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors:  Mid spring when soil is over 60ºF. Sow a few seeds every 2-3". Thin to the most robust seedling. Sow every 3 weeks for a contiunous supply of flowers.

Growth Habit: Branching

Height and Width: 18-20"' x 10-12"

Spacing: 3-6"

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 65-70 days

Uses: Cut flowers, borders for flower beds, mass plantings, wildflower and cottage gardens

Care:Deadhead to encourage more blooms or keep the spent flowers on the plant so they can grow into decorative seed pods. 

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KA
02/15/2019
Kathleen A.
United States

Nigella- Persian Jewels

It's still winter here- so I haven't planted them yet.

JT
02/10/2019
Janean T.
United States

Super seeds! Super service!

Great values on great seeds! Fast shipping too.