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

Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'

 

Love-in-a-mist 'Persian Jewels'

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. 'Persian Jewels' has lavender/purple flowers which appear on upright stems clothed in wispy-tipped foliage from midsummer.

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

    Full sun

  • Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Love-in-a-mist 'Persian Jewels'

Latin name

Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'

type

Annual

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

5.6 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Love-in-a-mist Persian Jewels is 0.40meters x 0.45meters 0.40 M 0.45 M

Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'

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. 'Persian Jewels' has lavender/purple flowers which appear on upright stems clothed in wispy-tipped foliage from midsummer.


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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