Love-in-a-mist comes into bloom quickly in spring with unique lacy star-shaped flowers in a mix of blues, plums and whites. Additionally, it produces ornamental seed pods in greens, chocolates and even stripes. Nigella is a cool season flower that dries up in summer heat.
Cultivars / Varieties
Albion Series – 24”; Double flowered; Bred for cut flowers; Marked & colored pods attractive in dried arrangements; Black Marbles, Green Marbles
Cramers’ Plum Loco – 24”; Double white flowers followed by ornamental, solid plum-purple seed pods Bred for cut flower.
Miss Jekyll Series – 20”; Double flowers are followed by inflated red striped seed pods; Double; Indigo, Light Blue, White.
Persian Series – 18”; Classic old fashion Love-In-A-Mist, airy semidouble flowers, striped pods; Mulberry Rose, Oxford Blue
Shorty Blue – 6”; Dwarf Type. Clear Blue flowers; Blooms followed by attractive inflated red-striped seed pods. Can be grown to bloom in combo containers with spring pansies.
Nigella damascena – Missouri Botanical Garden
Specialty Cut Flowers by Armitage & Laushman
Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski
Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein