Nigella orientalis

Love-In-A-Mist Transformer


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A short plant with soft green lacerated foliage. Above the foliage rises blooms with yellowish flower petals with a showy and interesting flower centre which develops into an even more showy seed pod. Keep cutting these flowers to extend their blooming time. 


50 seeds per packet

31 in stock

    Flower type:Air
    Life cycle:Hardy Annual
    Climate:Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.
    Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in March to April / Semtember or sow in trays and transplant after 8 weeks.
    Planting Season:Autumn / Spring / Summer
    Germination guide:10-21 days @ 18 C. Light required - cover seed with thin layer of soil.
    Good Bee Food:Yes
    Flowering time:September (from sowing in March to April) or 70 days (flowers) / 85 days (pods) after sowing in September.
    Pinch:Not necessary
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:45 cm
    Spacing:23 cm

    Harvesting Tips:

    Harvest flowers when half way open. Otherwise wait for seed pods to form. Pods can be used fresh or dried.

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