Nigella Seed - Nigella Damascena Albion Flower Seeds

Nigella Seeds - Marbles

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 24 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: White

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: 8 - 10 inches

Love-in-a-Mist Marbles (Nigella Damascena Albion) - These flower seeds produce tall white attractive blooms, but the seed pods are what this variety is known for. Marbles Nigella is easy-to-grow even when starting from seed and in difficult soils. The unique and attractive seed pods have made this a very popular flower. To dry the flowers or seed pods: Cut stems and hang upside down in cool location.

Sow Nigella 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 8 - 10 inches between plants, and the plants should start blooming in three months. Deadheading will promote continued blooming of Nigella flowers, but will eliminate the attractive seed pods that form later. Love-in-a-Mist is a ready self-seeder if you leave the seed pods on. In mild climates, the flowers will bloom continuously.