The inflated seed pods make ideal dried flowers, and bouquets of fresh flowers are charming when combined with calendulas and other spring hardy annuals. Nigella is a traditional cottage garden flower and is a good choice for the front of borders or in cut flower gardens, as the inflated seed pods make ideal dried flowers and bouquets of fresh flowers are charming when combined with calendulas and other spring hardy annuals. Deadhead to extend the bloom period. This plant self-sows. Once shaped, it can tolerate some drought.
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Scientific Name: Nigella Damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
Common Name: Love-in-a-Mist
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Northern Africa, Southern Europe
Spread: 10-12 "
Zone: 2 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower: Showy, Good cut
Flower Color: Deep Blue
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Well-drained
Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Coastal Garden, Traditional Garden