Nigella, Exotic Love-in-a-Mist (Organic)
Nigella hispanica. 70-80 days.
Purple-blue flowers are 2 1⁄2″ wide with a captivating cluster of extruded dark purple stamens and pistils at the center. Pollinator friendly blooms attract almost as many insect visitors as California poppies. Long, 16″ stems make great cut flowers with blooms lasting just over one week when cut fresh – a little longer than other nigella. Seed pods are captivating and look amazing in everlasting flower arrangements. Exotic Love-in-a-Mist is an easy to grow, direct sown annual happy in partial shade to full sun. Native to Spain. We would like to thank Fedco Seeds for turning us on to this variety. Related to, but not the same as the Nigella (aka black cumin) seed used as a culinary herb. Aka, Spanish Fennel Flower.