Nigella - Miss Jekyll
This variety is beautiful and easy to grow, bearing rich blue flowers which seem to float amongst the finely cut leaves. They provide a charming show of bloom during the summer months. It is very useful for bedding and cutting and the seed pods can be dried for winter decoration indoors. Height: 45cm.
Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 3mm deep in rows 30cm apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days. When large enough to handle thin out to 23cm apart. They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils. An early autumn sowing can be made in sheltered areas for earlier flowers the following year.