Planting Instructions for Nigella Flower Seeds

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Nigella Planting and Care Guide

Quick Facts About Nigella

Nigella is commnonly called Love-in-a-mist, and they are truly unique, colorful gems with feathery foliage and jewel tone colors. They are easy to grow and are excellent for cutting. The flowers can also be dried for everlasting arrangements. Nigella is also very attractive to beneficial insects.

Planting Time

Nigella plants are sensitive to root distrubances, so direct sowing is the preferred method. Sow the Nigella seeds in the early spring directly in the garden. The bloom season is short, so many will sow the flower seeds 3 - 4 times every 2 - 3 weeks for a succession of longer lasting blooms.

Planting Location

Nigella prefers full sun and will tolerate partial shade. The soil preference is moist and well-draining.

How to Plant Nigella

  • Remove weeds and work the garden soil to a depth of 6 - 8 inches
  • Add compost to ensure that the soil will drain well
  • Rake the soil smooth and tamp down
  • Scatter the Nigella seeds on the surface and press the seeds into the soil
  • Water the area well for germination
  • Thin to strongest plant every 4 - 6 inches

Care And Maintenance

  • Water well to establish Nigella plants
  • Provide an application or 2 of fertilizer for blooming flowers (high in phosphorous and potassium)
  • Deadhead to encourage more blooms
  • Harvest seedpods for driend arrangement - hang upside down to dry
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