Recommended. Direct sow 3-4 weeks before last frost and again in early to mid-summer for continued bloom. Fall sow in zones 7-10.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Nigella or Love-in-a-mist is a classic cottage garden flower, long-loved for easy growth, free-flowering ways, and decorative seedpods. Grow in containers, the front of borders, or cut flower gardens. The inflated striped seed pods make perfect dried flowers, and fresh-cut flowers are charming combined with calendulas and other small spring annuals. Also, an excellent tulip and small bulb companion, its fresh foliage hiding but never smothering, the fading bulb foliage, the flowers adding another season of bloom. Deadhead to prolong flowering or allow the decorative seedpods to develop. Self-sows.
Mix in 1" inch of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No serious diseases or pests.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Fully opened flowers or once seed pods have dried