Nigella seeds, Flowers for Pollinators series
Feathery green foliage with superb blue flowers, Nigella are an absolute delight along paths, popping up in border beds and in the herb garden. In our Level Zero Flowers for Pollinators project, September is the month to plant them, but any time during Spring and Autumn is fine.
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Feathery green foliage with superb blue flowers, Nigella are an absolute delight along paths, popping up in border beds and in the herb garden. Don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance – these flowers are strong and resilient. In our Level Zero Flowers for Pollinators project, September is the month to plant Nigella, but any time during Spring or Autumn is fine. Harvesting the edible blooms will encourage even more flowers . Be sure to leave some on at the end though, and they will go to seed by themselves, and become cheery volunteers in your garden. Even the dried balloon-like seed heads look great in a vase. There are about 120 tiny seeds in your packet, by weight.
Variety: Nigella damascena var. Miss Jekyll Indigo Blue. Nigella is sometimes also called ‘Love-In-A-Mist’
Planting: Plant direct into the soil, just below the surface, in full sun. Water in lightly with a gentle Shower on your pattern Sprayer. 📺 GO HERE to see how to sow teeny-tiny seed.
Growth: Grows to about 40cm high and 30cm wide, and flowers begin about 3 months after planting.
Edible Blooms: Add blooms to salads and suspend in ice for a real summer splash of blue – seed is edible too, with a nutmeg-like flavour.
For more: read more about growing and using Nigella on the blog.
|Dimensions||10 × 6 × 1 cm|