Nigella damascena Persian Jewels Mix (Love-in-a-mist) seeds
Easy to grow, beautiful annual flower in a mix of mauve, lavender, blue, purple and rose shades with decorative, feathery foliage. Perfect for summer bedding where they will happily flower all summer long. Brilliant for cutflowers and the seed pods are useful for winter flower arrangements.
Flowers: June to September
Height: 40cm, Spread: 25cm
Packet of 250 seeds
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
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When to Sow: Sow March to May outdoors in flowering position. Can also be sown outdoors in September in mild areas for early flowers the following year.
Sowing: Sow 3mm deep directly into well raked, moist soil. If sowing in rows, leave 30cm between rows. Provide protection from slugs and snails. Germination takes about 21 days.
Growing: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to 25cm apart. Once the plants start to flower, deadhead or cut the flowers regularly to encourage more flowering.