Belonging to the Nigella genus (Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'), Persian Jewels is a variety of Love-in-a-mist. Persian Jewels is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Beau blue and Light pink and Lavender (floral). Persian Jewels grows as an Annual and is a Flower. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Persian Jewels Love-in-a-mist is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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Summer blooming height 45cm (18").1A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Persian Jewels is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Planting Persian Jewels in loamy, potting mix and clay soil with a ph of between 6.6 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Persian Jewels about 14 days before your last frost date.
Sow in early spring where they are to flower in well cultivated soil. Sow thinly 3mm (1/8") deep. Thin out seedlings to 23 cm (9") apart. Prefers sunny open site.1As Persian Jewels is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
Took a long time to flower, but what a show! Nice selection of colours, and the seed pods add interest to cut flower bouquets.
KiriBean about growing Nigella 'Persian Jewels' (OP) (H)
1 Thompson & Morgan seed packet