Charming old-fashioned flower that blooms in spring and early summer.In its native habitat it grows in fields, along roadsides and in rocky or waste ground. This small to medium sized annual grows 38-64cm high. Plants have finely cut, bright green leaves that resembles fennel leaves. Light green, lacy, finely divided threadlike bracts form the “mist” surrounding the jewel-like flowers. Charming, fluffy, 1.5 inch flowers in unique mixture of mauve, lavender, purple, rose and blue colors. These flowers come into bloom very quickly blooming all summer long and forming interesting horned seed capsules, which are beautiful in dried arrangements.
Ideal for borders, flower beds, cottage gardens, cutting gardens, and when the Nigella flowers are planted in mass in a meadow, they seem to float in a mist. Where winters are mild Nigella Damascena seeds can be sown in the fall for very early spring bloom the following year. Makes an excellent fresh or dried cut flower.
Planting season: Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost). Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall (In climates with mild winters)
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Medium moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Light: Full sun;
Germination Time: 7-14 Days