Love-In-A-Mist - Nigella

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Brilliant blue flowers and decorative seed pods for fresh and dried bouquets. Fluffy 1 3/4–2", star-shaped blooms on stiff, 12–28" stems. Uniform, vigorous plants. Accented by attractive, ferny foliage. Whimsical purple and green, balloon-shaped seed pods dry readily/easily. Flowers attract and feed bees as well as other beneficial insects. 750 mg ~ 300 seeds.

Plant seeds directly in the garden after average last frost date. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 60-75°F.  Cover soil very lightly as seeds require light to germinate. Or, start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Transplant to the garden 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date. Nigella is sensitive to transplant shock so carefully set in the garden.

Scientific Name: Nigella damascena
Days to Maturity: 65-80
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 6-12"
Row Spacing: 18-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 18-24
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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Laurel Conran
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When I read on line it read Nigella were Perennials. Then when I received the seed the directions To start growing them inside and then plant them after the frost. This tells me they are not perennials they are annuals? So I guess I can only enjoy one season of them?