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Nigella damascena 'Moody Blues'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Love-in-a-mist
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
fruit colour: brown & green
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Hardy annual with branching stems and finely divided green leaves. Double flowers in various shades of blue, surrounded by a ruff of thread-like foliage, produced over a long period in summer and followed by attractive seedpods.
Any well-drained soil in full sun.
Easily grown from seed. Will usually self-seed prolifically, but resulting plants may be variable.
Annual or mixed borders. Cottage gardens. Good cut flowers and can be dried.