Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-Mist) is a popular annual flowering plant known for its delicate, intricate flowers and attractive seed pods. 'Miss Jekyll' Love-in-a-Mist is an annual flowering plant, which means it completes its lifecycle within a year. It belongs to the Ranunculaceae family.
'Miss Jekyll' Love-in-a-Mist plants have feathery, fern-like foliage that adds a lacy texture to the garden. The flowers are the main attraction and are typically in shades of blue or white, with delicate petals surrounding a central cluster of stamens. The flowers are often described as resembling a mist, hence the name "Love-in-a-Mist." After the flowers fade, unique seed pods form, consisting of a ball-shaped structure with fine, spiky protrusions.
The flower typically blooms in late spring to early summer, generally from May to July. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions.
'Miss Jekyll' Love-in-a-Mist thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Once established, it can tolerate some drought.
'Miss Jekyll' Love-in-a-Mist, with its charming flowers and distinctive seed pods, adds a whimsical and romantic touch to garden landscapes. Its delicate appearance and versatility make it suitable for various garden styles, and its self-seeding nature allows it to naturalize and reappear in subsequent years.
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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