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 Nigella
Generally problem free
How to harvest Nigella
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 Nigella
Sow in spring to summer, in situ or in trays, flowering should be around 13 weeks from seed.
Special features of Nigella
Mostly shades of blue, but also white, pink and purple.
Other uses of Nigella
Cutting bed, border, dried arrangements, culinary, wildlife.
Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.