Nigella - Key Growing Information

Nigella, commonly known as love-in-a-mist, has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times.
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.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Average soil with good drainage.

PLANT SPACING:
2-9".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Nigella spp.

ALTERNATE NAME:
Love in a mist