Ragged Lady, Emir of Buchara

Nigella damascena, N. bucharica

How to plant Love-in-a-mist seeds

Love-in-a-Mist is a hardy annual with fine, threadlike leaves and charming 1½ in. flowers at the end of each branch. An excellent cut flower, Love-in-a-Mist forms interesting horned seed capsules which are beautiful in dried arrangements. Plants grow to 1½ ft. tall and prefer cool weather.

Persian Jewels Mix love-in-a-mist seeds
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PERSIAN JEWELS MIX Love-in-a-mist Seeds Nigella damascena

Blue, white, rose, red and violet flowers. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.

⅛ ounce - $2.49

Persian Jewels Indigo love-in-a-mist seeds
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PERSIAN JEWELS INDIGO Love-in-a-mist Seeds Nigella damascena

Deep violet-blue blooms. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.

⅛ ounce - $2.49

Blue Stars Nigella seeds AN01968

BLUE STARS Asian Love-in-a-mist Seeds Nigella bucharica

Blue Stars Asian Love-in-a-mist grows just 12 in. tall, creates masses of 1 in. 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. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,100 seeds.

1 gram - $2.49

How to Plant and Grow Love-in-a-mist

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Love-in-a-mist Seeds: Direct sow into prepared seed beds that have been cleared of weeds and have had the top 1 in. of soil loosened. Rake seed in lightly. Press into soil by walking over area. Keep moist.

Grow Love-in-a-mist: 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.