How To Grow Love In A Mist - Nigella
Every spring many gardeners have a number of old time annual flower favorites that keep getting rediscovered by gardeners of all ages. One of them is the Nigella damascena (also known as Love-in-a-mist, Nigella, and Devil in a Bush).
Beautiful lacy bracts surrounding the smaller flower sport shades of blue, lavender, white, and pink – depending upon the variety give them their popularity. Other colors that show up with these annual flowers are mauve, and deep purple. They are a sought after, often heirloom favorite since Victorian days and before. Native to Southern Europe and popular in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times they are a favorite for those who like to dry flowers and paint floral pictures.
How to Grow Love In A Mist
- The seeds need to germinate for ten to fourteen days once soil temperatures are above sixty degrees F/16 degrees C.
- If you live where winters are mild, sow the seeds in the fall.
- Indoors: germinate seeds four to six weeks before last frost directly into containers. Keep in mind that they do not like to have their roots disturbed.
- Sow more seeds every two to three weeks for continuous flower production.
- Full sun
- Well drained soil
- Space at least six inches apart
- Harvest when the flower buds are fully colored or pods have started to develop.
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