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Nigella 'Moody Blues' (OP) (SS)        

Planted along the fence.

An exquisite mixture of love-in-a-mist, bringing together some spectacular double blooms in a delightful blend of blue shades followed by intriguing seedpods. Easy to grow, ideal for creating a soothing drift of colour in borders as well as making a dramatic cut or dried flower.

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This planting has been archived (Died).

Latest Milestone Blooming

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


Care Instructions

Ensure a rough distance of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.08 inches (0.2 cm) when sowing directly.

Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' can grow to a height of approximately 1.62 feet (that's 50.0 cm in metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.

Your garden is comprised mainly of combination soil - Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' likes to grow in loam soil.

Remember to water moderately.

Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' requires a soil ph of 6.6 - 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.

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

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