Love-in-a-mist

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Common Name: Love-in-a-mist
Genus: Nigella
Species: damascena
Cultivar: 'Miss Jekyll'

The Genus name refers to the very black seeds that these plants produce.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

This hardy annual has finely-divided, feathery foliage. Bright blue, semi-double flowers are produced in summer. Swollen seed-pods follow the flowers. Nigella damascena ‘Miss Jekyll’ self seeds freely. The common name ‘Love-in-a-mist’ probably refers to how the flowers can become hidden amongst the finely cut foliage.

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