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Love-in-a-mist in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nigella

 

Love-in-a-mist

Nigella is a deciduous, hardy annual with green needle-shaped foliage. They have inflated seed heads which are very attractive and last for some weeks after flowering. They are easy to grow and self-seed readily. They also make excellent, long lasting cut flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Love-in-a-mist likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Love-in-a-mist likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Love-in-a-mist is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Love-in-a-mist likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Love-in-a-mist

Latin name

Nigella

type

Annual

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

5.6 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Love-in-a-mist likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Love-in-a-mist is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Love-in-a-mist likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Love-in-a-mist likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Love-in-a-mist is 0.30meters x 0.50meters 0.30 M 0.50 M

Nigella

Nigella is a deciduous, hardy annual with green needle-shaped foliage. They have inflated seed heads which are very attractive and last for some weeks after flowering. They are easy to grow and self-seed readily. They also make excellent, long lasting cut flowers.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Abundant, dainty, summer flowers are set against a backdrop of feathery foliage on these hardy annuals.

 

Plant container plants

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed where the plants are to grow in spring. In southern Britain and sheltered gardens elsewhere, sow seed in late summer in the growing position. Thin the seedlings to 20cm apart. To grow N. damascena as spring flowering pot plants, sow seed in a cool greenhouse in early autumn.

 
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