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Love-in-a-Mist Delft Blue
Nigella papillosa Hispanica


Delft Blue has white petals brushed with a watercolor wash of blue. The easy to grow plants pump out hundreds of flowers in a summer-long show. As the flowers fade, the central seed capsule expands into a deep purple crown. Excellent for cut flowers, both fresh or dried, they are undemanding and rewarding.


PlantLife Cycle: Annual

Site : Full sun
Height: 36”
Days to maturity: 65-85 days

Seed depth:1/8"
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to Grow:

Days To Maturity :65-70 for flowers; 80-85 for pods



Sow 3-4 times every 2-3 weeks early in season for continuous flower/pod production. Direct seed (recommended) : Sow in early spring when soil temperatures reach 60°F (16°C).

Fall sow where winters are mild. Cover lightly with soil as light is required for germination.

Transplant :Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.



How to harvest:

Fresh: When flower buds fully colored or pods have begun to develop.

Dried: When seed pods are firm to touch.


Vase Life:
Vase life is generally 7-10 days

Nigella 'Delft Blue '

  • First Class Mail USPS – $5.95 flat rate, shipped in the United States .

    International - 20.00 USD Flat Rate , tracking number provided. Sorry, we are not responsible for your local Custom rules and regulations .

     Seeds shipped upon receipt of order and separately from other products.

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