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Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues'        

Nigella damascena

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Moody Blues is part of the Nigella genus and is a Love-in-a-mist variety. Its scientific name is Nigella damascena 'Moody Blues'. Moody Blues is a (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Pigment blue and   Air Force blue and   Alice blue. When mature, blooms are roughly 5.0 cm (that's 1.95 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Double form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Buff and   Sandy brown. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Ao green and   Dark spring green colour.

Moody blues has soft green fern like foliage and erect stems with pompon flowers in shades of blue.
easy to grow in full sun in the front to middle of the border or in the cutting garden

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally growing to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet), Moody Blues grows with a erect-like habit. Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

Typically, Moody Blues Love-in-a-mist is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Moody Blues have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Moody Blues

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Easy to grow, keep the weeds away as it gets established

Moody Blues likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Moody Blues is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. Moody Blues requires a loamy, potting mix and clay soil with a ph of 6.6 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Moody Blues from seed

Sow direct after all danger of frost has past. Or autumn sow in mild climates. Nigella does not transplant well. Sow where it is to flower

Ensure a 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). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Moody Blues about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Moody Blues

Sow direct, nigella does not transplant easily

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 12°C / 54°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Moody Blues is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Moody Blues

Can be used as a cut flower, remove lover leaves to keep the vase water fresh.

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Latest Love-in-a-mist 'Moody Blues' Reviews

  • 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

    KiriBean about growing Nigella 'Moody Blues' (U)

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