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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' Seeds

Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' is a hardy annual with fine feathery foliage and beautiful navy blue/grey and white flowers. Commonly known as Love in a Mist the flowers, foliage and striking purple seed pods of Nigella 'Delft Blue' 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 papillosa
Variety Delft Blue
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. It's best to sow where you want them to flower. Can also be sown under cover in autumn in modules.
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 navy blue/grey 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.
Planting Combinations Nigella is a classic cottage garden plant and grows well in sunny gravel gardens. It is one of the best annuals for cut flowers and foliage that you can grow. Grow as a filler between taller annuals such as Ammi, Cosmos and Larkspur or perennials such as Iris.

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