Nigella orientalis

Love-In-A-Mist Transformer


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

98 in stock

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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.
Germination guide:10-21 days @ 18 C. Light required - cover seed with thin layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:September (from sowing in March to April) or 70 days (flowers) / 85 days (pods) after sowing in September.
Final height:45 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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