Love-In-A-Mist | Nigella Seed
$5.96 – $33.78 AUD excl gst
Beautiful blooms and unusual seed pods
Blue, mauve, pink, purple, and white blooms clothed in a lacy netting of greenery. Heirloom favourite for fresh or dried flowers. Balloon-shaped seed pods. Also known as devil in a bush. Ht. 30-60cm. Days To Maturity: 65-70 for flowers; 80-85 for pods
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 16-18°C
SOWING: Sow 3-4 times every 2-3 weeks early in season for continuous flower/pod production. Direct seed (recommended) — Sow in early spring when soil temperatures reach 16°C. Autumn sow where winters are mild. Cover lightly with soil as light is required for germination. Transplant — Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil with good drainage.
PLANT SPACING: 5-22cm
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: When flower buds fully coloured or pods have begun to develop. Dried: When seed pods are firm to touch.
USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Border plants.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nigella spp.
ALTERNATE NAME: Love in a mist
Latin Name: Nigella damascena
Days To Maturity: 65-70 for flowers; 80-85 for pods
Life Cycle: Annual
Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
Product Features: Heirloom. Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets. Ideal for Drying and Crafts. Attracts Beneficial Insects