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

Nigella Seeds - Rose

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 16 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Rose

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 Rose) - Grow this unusual but very attractive little gem from Nigella seeds. This annual has lovely blooms which reach up to 2 1/2 inches across. Once the blooms are done, equally attractive seed pods form once the blooms dry. The rose Love-In-A-Mist plant has lacy, fern-like foliage that gives the plant an airy feel. The flowers are great for cutting, and they also preserve well, and the seed pods are very attractive in arrangements once they are dried. To dry the Nigella flowers, cut the stem 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 6 inches between plants, and the plants should start blooming in three months. Deadheading will promote continued blooming of 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, this rose Nigella plant will bloom continuously.