Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena  'Oxford Blue'

Common Name: Love-in-a-mist
Genus: Nigella
Species: damascena
Cultivar: 'Oxford Blue'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

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

Throughout summer extra-large deep blue flowers appear amid the decorative finely-cut foliage. This tall love-in-a-mist is perfect for a sunny, well-drained cottage-garden border or wildflower meadow. It is extremely easy-to-grow and the dried seed-heads are valuable for use in winter flower arrangements.

  • Garden care: Best sown in situ 5mm deep. Prepare the seedbed by incorporating some composted organic matter, remove any stones and rake to a fine tilth. Sow in autumn if you want early flowers the following summer or in mid spring for a later crop. Thin them out when they are large enough to handle allowing 30cm between each. Deadheading regularly will help prolong the flowering period into autumn. Support the plants with twiggy branches in exposed gardens.

  • Sow: September-October or March-May

  • Flowering: June-September

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