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Growing Love-In-A-Mist

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Love-In-A-Mist
Nigella, also known as love-in-a-mist due to the light green, fine threadlike bracts that form the mist around the beautiful blue flowers, is a lovely old fashioned annual. They easily grow from seed and often self seed. This is a guide about growing love-in-a-mist.
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February 13, 2006
Botanical Name: Nigella damascena
Life Cycle: annual
Planting Time: spring or summer
Height: 14" to 20"
Exposure: full sun
Soil: nutrient rich, well-drained soil
Hardiness:n/a, flowers poor in warm regions
Bloom Time: spring and early summer
Flower: blue, pink, lavender and purple
Foliage: light green and airy in texture
Propagation: seeds, self-sowing
Suggested Use: beds, borders, cut flowers, edging, mass plantings, window boxes, fillers, hanging baskets
Growing Hints: This plant has a long taproot that makes transplanting somewhat difficult, so in cooler climates, sow seeds outdoors in the spring as soon as soil is workable. Plants will flower approximately 3 month after seeding. In warmer climates, seeds can be sown in the fall for early spring germination. Plants should be spaced at least 6 inches apart for best show and watered deeply during dry spells. Foliage and seedpods will add interest to the garden even after flowers are spent.
Interesting Facts: Love-in-a-Mist has been cultivated for over 400 years and is a relative to the buttercup. The aromatic seeds are used in the Middle East for culinary and medicinal purposes.
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