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Nigella 'Moody Blues' (U)        

Start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost in peat pots. Direct seeding in early spring is often more successful once the soil warms to 65-70°F. When planting, cover the seed lightly. Transplant after last frost into a sunny location 6-8" apart.

Water and deadhead regularly. Often self-seeds.

Seed Saving:
When the blooms fade, a very ornamental seedpod is formed. Once the seedpod turns brown, simple cut off and allow to completely dry before cracking open and removing the hundreds of small seeds. Store seeds in a cool dry area.

This planting has been archived (Other).

Latest Milestone Reviewed

Quantity: 1

Plant Love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena 377
Variety Moody Blues 9


Care Instructions

If sowing directly, aim to sow 0.08 inches (0.2 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm).

Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' normally tends to reach to a mature height of 50.0 cm [imperial: 1.62 feet] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden has full sun light which is ideal for Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues'.

Your garden has combination soil: Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' should be planted ideally in loam soil.

Remember to water moderately.

Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' ideally needs a soil ph of 6.6 to 7.5 (acidic to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.

More information about Nigella 'Moody Blues' (U) is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Nigella 'Moody Blues' (U) Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 08 Aug 2013

    Reviewed day 112

    Took a long time to flower, but what a show! Beautiful blue colours, and the seed pods add interest to cut flower bouquets.

    5 stars

  • 07 Aug 2013

    Pruning day 111

    ‘Shovel pruned’ as it was all gone to seed pods, and I didn’t want it to reseed here.

  • 03 Aug 2013

    Pruning day 107

    Removed all the seed pods to prevent reseeding.

  • 14 Jul 2013

    Blooming day 87

  • 08 Jul 2013

    Budding day 81

  • 16 Jun 2013

    Showing True Leaves day 59

  • 12 May 2013

    Growing day 24

  • 05 May 2013

    Sprouting day 17

  • 18 Apr 2013

    Sown day 0


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