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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Nigella hispanica

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Nigella hispanica Seeds

A striking hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and deep blue to purple flowers with dark red stamens followed by crimson seed pods. Commonly known as Love in a Mist the flowers, foliage and seed pods of Nigella are all beautiful and useful for cutting. Sow outdoors in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. For early flowers next year sow outdoors August -September or under cover in October.

Genus Nigella hispanica
Common Name Love-in-a-mist
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height and Spread 45-60 cm x 30 (18-24 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow outdoors in August/September then again in March, April and May.
Sow under cover in modules in autumn.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 20/30cm (8/12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun. Nigella is one of the shorter annuals and looks best at the front of a bed.
Flower Production Beautiful deep blue/purple flowers produced from May to September if you sow in succession. Takes about 12 weeks to produce flowers from a spring sowing.
Picking Pick Nigella flowers and seed pods early in the morning, remove some of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase. Seed pods can be dried and will last indefinitely.
Planting Combinations Nigella is a classic cottage garden plant and grows well in sunny gravel gardens. It is one of the best annuals for flowers and foliage that you can grow. Grow as a filler between tall annuals such as Ammi, Cosmos and Larkspur or perennials such as Iris. Lovely with White Nigella, Orlaya and Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue'

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