Nigella Seeds - Love-In-A-Mist Flower Seed Mix

Nigella Seeds - Mix

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 16 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 to 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Nigella Damascena

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 6 inches

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella Damascena Jewels Mix) - Grow this unusual but very attractive little gem from Nigella seeds. This Love In A Mist seed mix produces blooms in shades of red, white and blue which reach up to 2 1/2 inches across. Once the flowers are done, equally attractive seed pods form once the blooms dry. The Love-In-A-Mist plant foliage is lacy and fern-like giving the plant an airy effect. The flower is great to use as a cut flower, and the seed pods are great to use in arrangements once dried. To dry Nigella flowers and seed pods: Cut the stem and hang upside down in cool location.

Sow Nigella Love in a Mist seeds outdoors in early spring. The flower seed can be lightly covered with soil. Each plant has a short bloom season, so it is best to have successive plantings every three weeks to have blooms all season. Thin the seedlings to 6 inches between plants, and the plants should start blooming in three months. Deadheading will prolong flowering, but will eliminate the attractive seed pods that form later. The plant is a ready self-seeder if you leave the seed pods on. In mild climates, this flower will bloom continuously.

Excellent Garden Addition

The unique appearance of Love-In-A-Mist lends itself for use in meadow or cut gardens, but the plant also looks wonderful in containers.

Excellent Garden Addition

Beautiful Wildflower

How To Grow

Sow these seeds directly outdoors in early spring after all danger of frost has passed. Sow 2-3 seeds per plant and then cover with the thickness of the seed. Keep seeds moist until germination. Under proper conditions, these seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings have emerged, thin to the strongest plant at a spacing of 6 inches. This plant should start blooming about 3 months after seedlings emerge. Deadheading spent blooms with prolong flowering, but this will also prevent the development of attractive seedpods and self-sowing.

  • Light: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained with pH 6.6-7.5
  • Plant spacing: 6 inches
Beautiful Wildflower

Plant Information

Love-In-A-Mist is a unique annual wildflower that grows in USDA zones 4 through 9. This plant produces beautiful flowers as well as attractive balloon-like seedpods that appear after the blooms are spent.

  • Bloom color: mix
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Height: 16 inches