Nigella - Love in a Mist - Midnight
This is an exotic variety featuring rich, dark purple flowers above delicate, lacy, finely cut foliage. They also have quirky, dark purple seed pods which extend the season of interest. Superb for cutting, used fresh or dried. The hardy annual reaches the height of 90cm.
Sow outdoors from March to May or August to October, where they are to flower, 0.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin them to 15cm apart and water well until plants are established. For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals. Sowings made in curves, rather than straight lines, often create a more pleasing effect. Late summer and autumn sowings will flower the following year, often earlier than spring sowings. Flowers from May to September.