Nigella damascena, N. bucharica
Love-in-a-Mist is a hardy annual with fine, threadlike foliage and charming 1.5 inch flowers at the end of each branch. An excellent cut flower it also forms interesting horned seed capsules, which are beautiful in dried arrangements. Prefers cool weather. Grows 1.5 feet tall.
PERSIAN JEWELS MIX Love-in-a-Mist Seeds
Blue, white, rose, red and violet flowers. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.
PERSIAN JEWELS INDIGO Love-in-a-Mist Seeds
Deep violet-blue blooms. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.
BLUE STARS Love-in-a-Mist Seeds
'Blue Stars' Love-in-a-Mist grows just 12 inches tall, creates masses of 1 inch clear violet-blue star-shaped flowers atop feathery, bright green foliage late spring through mid-summer. Also known as Emir of Buchara, 'Blue Stars' makes a nice filler in garden beds, pots, cut flower arrangements; produces decorative seed pods.
How to Plant LOVE-IN-A-MIST Seeds
Direct sow into prepared
seed beds that have been
cleared of weeds and have
had the top 1 inch of soil
loosened. Rake seed in lightly.
Press into soil by walking
over area. Keep moist.
Comments: Full or part sun. Average to little water. Tolerates a wide variety of soils with good drainage. Comes into bloom quickly. Planting is done in spring, where winters are mild, can also be sown in the fall for early spring bloom. Make successive sowings 4 weeks apart (until plants begin to self-sow) to ensure a continuous supply. Flowers are excellent for cutting, horned seed capsules are highly decorative in dried arrangements. Deer resistant.