Nigella Miss Jekyll Seeds
Info: Nigella Miss Jekyll has beautiful, delicate blue flowers surrounded by filigree foliage. It fits perfectly as a summer flower between perennials and make fabulous cut flowers or the pretty balloon-shaped seed heads as decoration.
The Nigella damascena comes from the Mediterranean region and has become a popular annual flowering plant in Central European gardens. It got its name because of the flowers, which remind of a small figure in a wide skirt surrounded by green foliage. It is closely related to black cumin, although the seeds do not play a special role as a spice.
Sowing & care: Sowing is best done either in September or in March/April directly outdoors. The soil should be loosened and the seeds lightly raked. Nigella likes a sunny to semi-shady location, regular humidity and a normal, permeable garden soil. Cut the decorative seed capsules before seed ripening, otherwise they will open prematurely. Hang the stems up and let them dry in a dark, cool room.
|Botanical name||Nigella damascena|
|Sowing||September / March / April directly outdoors|
|Location||sunny to half-shady location, common soils|
|Germination temperature||14 - 18°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Blooming||July - August|
Image source: Daniel Ullrich, Threedots, Nigella damascena, CC BY-SA 3.0