Flowers Nigella

Delft Blue

Nigella Seed

Product ID: 1955

Unique, 1½ - 2" flowers.

Named for the famous Dutch Delft blue pottery. Blue splashes on flower petals in varying shades of blue and gray, and intricate deep-purple centers. Unusual seed pods are also used in fresh or dried arrangements. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 19,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.




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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C).

SOWING: Sow 3-4 times every 2-3 weeks early in season for continuous flower/pod production.
Direct seed (recommended): Sow in early spring when soil temperatures reach 60°F (16°C). Fall sow where winters are mild. Cover lightly with soil.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil with good drainage.



HARVEST: Fresh: When flower buds fully colored or pods have begun to develop.
Dried: When seed pods are firm to touch.

USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Border plants.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Nigella papillosa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
65-70 for flowers; 80-85 for pods
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts 61