Recommended. Direct sow as early as 3-4 weeks before last frost and again in early to mid-summer for continued bloom. Fall sow in zones 8-10.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
This rare cottage garden flower has bright green fine foliage topped with a bevy of cup-shaped blue stars, each pointing upwards. Its delicate foliage and compact growth make this a neat go-to edger, irresistible with China pinks, sweet alyssum, and California poppies. An excellent choice for edging and pots, where deadheading promotes an extended bloom. Nigella tolerates some drought once well-established and often self-sows for a yearly carefree show.
Mix in 1-2" inches of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No serious diseases or pests.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest freshly opened flowers; for dry use once seed pods have dried.