Nigella papillosa Delft Blue (Love-in-a-mist)
Beautiful form of the much loved Nigella with delicate blue and white flowers followed by decorative seed pods. Very striking in summer borders and perfect for both fresh and dried flower arrangements. Very easy to grow - sow outdoors in flowering position.
Flowers: July - September
Height: 60cm, Spread: 30cm
Position: Sun or semi shade in a moist, well-drained soil
Packet of 100 seeds
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.