Delft Blue Nigella Seed
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. Produces unusual seed pods that can be used in fresh or dried arrangements. Ht. 24–36". Avg. 19,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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 as light is required for germination. 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
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