Also referred to as 'Love In A Mist', these Nigella seeds are made up of the wonderful shades of the Persian Jewells Mixture
Nigella - Persian Jewells Mixture:
- Lovely soft blooms in a mixture of white, pink, rose-red, mauve and purple shades.
- Pretty, delicate foliage, and flowers that look great in beds borders and containers.
- Nigella also makes a fantastic cut flower.
- Blooms appear from July and are followed by ornamental seedpods.
Sow seeds indoors anytime from October to April on the surface of a good seed compost, and lightly cover with a little compost and cover with propagator lid.
Alternatively create humidity by placing seed tray in plastic bag and keep in a warm environment between 20 - 25°C.
Germination can take up to 3 weeks,
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into larger, individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions.
In May when all risk of frost has gone, transplant outdoors where the plants are to flower.
Harden them off by placing outside during the day for 1 week.
Plants will begin to bloom from June to September and even later depending on the weather.
Dead-head regularly to encourage further blooms throughout the summer.
Do not eat ornamental flowers or seeds.
Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands thoroughly when finished.