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Rose Colored Nigella Seeds...Seed from Love in a Mist...Nigella damascena

Type: Annual
Common Names: Love in a Mist
Height: 18" to 24"
Flower color: Rose-Pink
Bloom time: Summer
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: An excellent fresh cut flower and the pods are often used on wreaths and in dried arrangements. Self-sows.
Details: Original seed was commercial, which itself produced a few blues instead of Rose-Red or Rose-Pink.   Once seeds were no longer available, I tagged Rose colored garden plants (although there were a few blue ones around which had come from the original commercial seeds), and harvested seeds from only those. This year, 2011, I segregated those seedling plants which I had sown in large pots.   I monitored the pots closely and if I saw any forming blue flowers (which came from Rose flowered plants), I immediately pulled and disposed of them. The seeds being sold are from the harvest of Rose-Pink flowering plants only.   However, in generation, there still could be some blue-flowered plants produced.   Also, don't be concerned if your flowers first appear white.   In studying these, they start out white with a pink central color and as the flower matures, it becomes Rose-Pink, and actually sometimes appears purple.

NIGELLA damascena
Love in a Mist
** Red Love in the Mist Flower **

#1551 Nigella (Rose):
(Input number of packets into checkbox -- $1.00 per packet)
[50 seeds per packet]

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Germination: Easy germination. Sow seeds in spring direct to garden location where they are to bloom. Seed should begin germinating in 7-10 days.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Nigella damascena at Dave's Garden
2) Nigella in Wikipedia
3) Nigella damascena at USDA
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