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Nigella - Key Growing Information
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow 3-4 times every 2-3 weeks early in season for continuous flower/pod production. Fall sow where winters are mild. Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Cover seeds very lightly with soil as light is required for germination. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 2-9".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh - Buds fully colored or pods have begun to develop. Dried - Seed pods firm.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil with good drainage.
USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Border plants.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nigella spp.
ALTERNATE NAME: Love in a mist