Nigella Delft Blue

Nigella papillosaLatin name

Love-in-a-Mist, Ragged LadyCommon name

Named after the famous Dutch Delft blue pottery. Unique 1 1/2-2" flowers with varying shades of blue and grey on the petals and an intricate deep purple centre. Produces unusual seed pods, which can be used in fresh or dried arrangements. 24-36". HA.

How to Grow Nigella from Seed

Nigella is such an easy plant to grow, a charming cut flower, dried flower and cottage garden plant that is much hardier than its delicate flowers and fennel like foliage would suggest. Scatter a sprinkling of Nigella seed across a patch of moist bare earth, in a sunny but sheltered spot during September, cover lightly with 1mm of compost and let let nature take its course. The seeds will germinate with 21 to 30 days and the first seedlings appear6 to 8 weeks after sowing.

Alternatively, or as a precaution against particularly harsh winter weather, sow indoor in pots or trays from January to April. Transplant into 3 inch pots when the seedlings are large enough to handle and finally into the garden when they are about 6 inches tall.

Seedlings should be thinned to or planted at 9 inches spacings. Compost should be kept moist but not wet.

 

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£2.25

Item Code: 1968B

Variety: Delft Blue

Type: Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 200 Seeds

Sow: March - May, August - October

Germination: Up to 30 days

Harvest: May - September

In stock? Yes

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