White double flowers and decorative seed pods for fresh and dried bouquets.
Fluffy 1 3/4-2" blooms fade to large, dark plum-colored seed pods on 12-24" stiff stems. Accented by attractive, ferny foliage. Whimsical, balloon-shaped seed pods dry readily/easily. Flowers attract and feed bees as well as other beneficial insects. Also known as Love in a Mist. Ht 12-24". Avg. 10,000 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.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil with good drainage.
PLANT SPACING: 2-9".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
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
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