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botanical name:
Nigella damascena
Nigella damascena © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Love-in-a-mist
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.23m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Hardy annual with branching stems and finely divided green leaves. In summer, produces pale blue flowers, becoming deeper blue as they age, surrounded by a ruff of thread-like foliage.
They are a number of named varieties.

cultivation:
Any well-drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
Easily grown from seed, will usually self-seed prolifically.

usage:
Annual or mixed borders. Cottage gardens. Good cut flowers and can be dried.

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