blue Nigella, also called Love-In-A-Mist Lovely shades of blue with lacy, fern like leaves and stems. It develops a lantern-shaped seed pod that is used I dried arrangements or simply to reseed this coveted annual. I first saw these at Longwood Gardens(10 yrs. ago) where I saved a few seeds to plant in my garden!
Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Dark Blue' - Sun-Pt. Sun - This is the darkest of the well-known "Love-in-a-Mist" - a must grow if you've never tried it. Easy to grow, it prefers poor, well-drained soil and little water. A tremendous asset when mixed in an informal or cottage garden and is naturally charming in a bouquet. Reseeds! Grows 1-2' tall.
Growing Nigella Plants: How To Grow Nigella Love In A Mist Plant - Growing Nigella in the garden, also known as love in a mist plant (Nigella damascena), offers an interesting, peek-a-boo flower to be glimpsed through showy bracts. Care of love in a mistflower is easy and its interesting blooms well worth the effort. Learn more about how to grow Nigella love in a mist so you can enjoy this unusual flower in your garden.
Love in a Mist (Nigella papillosa) While this plant looks quite fragile, it’s one of the hardiest early bloomers in the garden. Its brilliant ferny leaves and lacy, star-shaped flowers are framed by a delicate halo of fringed foliage. When left on the plant, the flowers form dramatic black seed pods which add a unique textural element to any bouquet. Seed available from Floret.
Nigella Seeds - Love-In-A-Mist Flower Seed Mix. Nigella earns its common name of Love-in-a-Mist with a tangle of ferny, fennel like foliage that form a mist around the flowers. I'm not sure why anyone would call Nigella Devil in the Bush. Nigella flowers start off as interesting puffs, open into rich toned, straw-flower like blossoms and change into equally attractive seed pods.
Nigella Damascena. Position: full sun Soil: any well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: sky-blue Other features: excellent cut and dried flowers Hardiness: fully hardy annual