Ragged Lady, Emir of Buchara
Nigella damascena, N. bucharica
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, it forms interesting horned seed capsules which are beautiful in dried arrangements. Prefers cool weather. Grows 1½ ft. tall.
PERSIAN JEWELS MIX Love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena
Blue, white, rose, red and violet flowers. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.
|⅛ ounce - $1.99|
PERSIAN JEWELS INDIGO Love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena
Deep violet-blue blooms. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,250 seeds.
|⅛ ounce - $1.99|
BLUE STARS Asian Love-in-a-mist 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 Love-in-a-mist Seeds
Sow Love-in-a-mist: 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.