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.
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.
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Love-in-a-mist 'Persian Jewels' 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.
Love-in-a-mist 'Persian Jewels' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.
Remember to water moderately.
Love-in-a-mist 'Persian Jewels' requires a soil ph of 6.6 - 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.
More information about Nigella 'Persian Jewels' (OP) (H) is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Nigella 'Persian Jewels' (OP) (H) Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
Reviewed day 112
Took a long time to flower, but what a show! Nice selection of colours, and the seed pods add interest to cut flower bouquets.
Pruning day 107
‘Shovel pruned’ as it was all gone to seed pods, and I didn’t want it to reseed here.
Blooming day 87
Budding day 81
Showing True Leaves day 59
Growing day 24
Sprouting day 17
Sown day 0