Raised organically in our greenhouse at Windswept. Hardened and ready to go into the garden.
Nigella (Nigella damascena) earns the common name “Love-in-a-Mist” because of the tangle of ferny, fennel-like foliage that forms a mist around the flowers. Once you see N. damascena in bloom, you will always recognize it by its unique mist of airy bracts and foliage. Its botanical genus name is derived from Niger, the Latin word for black, which refers to the rich black seeds of the plant, and the species is named after Damascus, a city near which the plant grows in the wild.
The foliage of N. damascena plant is ferny, the flowers are fluffy, and the seed pods are intriguing. Best known for the vivid blue-blossom variety, love-in-a-mist also has cultivars that bloom in purples, pinks, and white. The plants bloom for several weeks, starting in late spring. If they resow, you can have blooms through fall.
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