Also known as
Love in a Mist, Love in the Mist, Bird's Nest, Blue Crown, Blue Spiderflower, Chase-The-Devil, Devil In A Bush, Garden Fennel, Jack In Prison, Jack In The Green, Katherine's Flower, Kiss-Me-Twice-Before-I-Rise, Lady In The Bower, Love-In-A-Puzzle, Love-In-A-Tangle, Jack-In-The-Green, Wild Fennel, Damascus Hellebore, Devil-In-The-Bush, Love-in-a-mist
2007-10-25Nigella damascena 10 by Wildfeuer (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Nigella damascena are widely grown as bedding plants and for cut flowers. They have a huge range of common names and are admired for their ferny foliage, spiky flowers and bulbous ornamental seed-heads. The dried seed pods are used in floral arrangements. It originates from the Mediterranean region where it is naturally found on neglected areas patches of land. The common name bird's nest comes from the flower being nestled in a ring of lacy modified leaves known as bracts.
Common problems with Love-In-A-Mist
Generally problem free
How to harvest Love-In-A-Mist
Flowers are cut throughout the flowering season, leave flowers to make seed heads to obtain the seed capsules, allow to dry on the plant to harvest the seeds.
How to propagate Love-In-A-Mist
Sow in spring to summer, in situ or in trays, flowering should be around 13 weeks from seed.
Special features of Love-In-A-Mist
Mostly shades of blue, but also white, pink and purple.
Other uses of Love-In-A-Mist
Cutting bed, border, dried arrangements, culinary, wildlife.
Flowers to Sow Outside in October
Direct sow these during October where you want them to flower next year!
Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.