Spanish love-in-a-mist

Nigella hispanica

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Spanish love-in-a-mist (Nigella hispanica)
ny-JEL-lah hiss-PAN-ih-kah
Genus:  Nigella
This easy-going annual has 2- to 3-inch-wide blue flowers with black centers and wine-colored stamens, along with light green ferny foliage. Striking chalice-shaped seedpods form on sturdy stems and are green when they emerge, turning tan as they harden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Untroubled by disease or pests. Combines well with many types of annuals and perennials.
Care:  Flowers well in full sun or partial shade, in rich or lean soil. Water moderately in the heat of summer.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in full sun and well-drained soil in spring.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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