- Approx. Seed Count350
- Flower ColourPurple
- Season of InterestAutumn
- HardinessHardy Annual
- Sowing MonthApril
This easy grow annual plant has it all; pretty, fern like foliage, handsome velvety flowers, and eye-catching seed-heads! Grow Nigella papillosa 'Midnight' by sowing direct into beds and borders. Rich blue flowers sit aloft the lacy fine-cut foliage. These are followed by quirky, dark purple seed pods, extending the interest of this border star well into autumn. Love-in-a-mist is perfect for cutting and using fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: The seeds have a strong aroma and spicy taste, they can be used as a condiment or spice to flavour cakes, breads and curries.
Direct sow Nigella seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (1/2") and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 14-30 days. When Love in a mist seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.
Alternatively, sow Nigella indoors from March to April at a temperature of 18-29C (65-85F). When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.
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Buy Nigella Midnight (350) online from Ardcarne Garden Centre or visit one of our stores where you will find an even wider selection amongst our inspiring displays. Our stores are located in Boyle and Roscommon Town and are within easy reach of Carrick-on-Shannon, Sligo, Ballymahon, Leitrim and Longford. You can find this Thompson & Morgan product and many others like it within our Flowers collection online and in store. We can deliver most of our products nationwide (see Delivery Service), as well as offering a Click 'n' Collect service or you can simply visit one of our garden centres, where our qualified staff are always at hand to offer help and advice. If you're heading to our store in Boyle you can even relax and have a coffee or some lunch at the Ardcarne Garden Café.