Now available organic! Beautiful blooms and unusual seed pods.
Blue, mauve, pink, purple, and white blooms clothed in a lacy netting of greenery. Heirloom favorite for fresh or dried flowers. Balloon-shaped seed pods. Also known as devil in a bush. USDA Certified Organic. Ht. 12–24". Avg. 11,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:10-14 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C).
SOWING:Sow 3-4 times every 2-3 weeks early in season for continuous flower/pod production. Direct seed (recommended) — Sow in early spring when soil temperatures reach 60°F (16°C). Fall sow where winters are mild. Cover lightly with soil as light is required for germination. Transplant — Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Average soil with good drainage.
HARVEST:Fresh: When flower buds fully colored or pods have begun to develop. Dried: When seed pods are firm to touch.
USES:Excellent cut or dried flower. Border plants.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Nigella spp.
ALTERNATE NAME:Love in a mist