Flowers

Nigella 'Love-in-A-Mist'

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Ice white petals contrast with rich mascara-like stamens – giving a unique new beauty to an Old World bloom. A cottage garden favourite since Elizabethan times, Nigella is prized as a cut flower, and for it’s delicate, lacy foliage. The white scheme is lightly dappled with traditional blue-shaded flowers.

Position

Sun or Part Shade.

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Scatter seeds onto the soil, cover lightly with Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care

Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone before planting and fertilise regularly with Yates® Thrive® Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. Protect from snails and slugs.

Hints

Remove spent flowers in the early stages to encourage further blooming. Later in the season leave some of the bladder-like seed pods to develop, for use in floral arrangements.