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Miss Jekyll Blue Love-in-a-Mist

Botanical Name: Nigella damascene

$3.95

Available in January 2019

Description

65-70 days. Popping, true-blue flowers bring bounding color to every garden. Erica first fell in love with Miss Jekyll Blue in 1998 as a farm apprentice at the University of California and this love affair still flourishes. Up-close the blue flowers are elaborately delightful, and with time, transform into intricate purple-striped pods that continue to dazzle. Bring the beauty inside - flowers and pods make great fresh and dried cut flowers and will enliven all homes. An English heirloom from the 1800’s that still continues to captivate. Plants are 12-24” tall and can grow in pots. Best direct seeded. Plants may re-seed but won’t become a weed. All parts of the plant are toxic and should not be consumed. WGS

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow seeds outside in early spring in a full sun location. Direct sow 2-9” apart, 1/8” deep. Alternatively, scatter seeds and lightly rake into soil using the back of the rake. Keep seeds moist until germination. Days to germination: 10-21 at 60°F. Seeds sown in early spring will bloom mid June. For continuous flower production, sow new seeds every 2-3 weeks spring through mid July. Water plants regularly. Plants will re-seed unless seed pods are removed. 

Harvest:

All parts of this plant are toxic and should not be consumed. Flowers, foliage, and seed pods make excellent fresh or dried decorations. Cut flowers stay fresh longer if leaves are removed from lower part of stem. For dried pods, harvest when stripes are visible and hang upside down in airy spot.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Love-in-a-Mist will self-seed abundantly if seed pods are not removed. For seed saving, harvest pods once they have dried. 

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Description

65-70 days. Popping, true-blue flowers bring bounding color to every garden. Erica first fell in love with Miss Jekyll Blue in 1998 as a farm apprentice at the University of California and this love affair still flourishes. Up-close the blue flowers are elaborately delightful, and with time, transform into intricate purple-striped pods that continue to dazzle. Bring the beauty inside - flowers and pods make great fresh and dried cut flowers and will enliven all homes. An English heirloom from the 1800’s that still continues to captivate. Plants are 12-24” tall and can grow in pots. Best direct seeded. Plants may re-seed but won’t become a weed. All parts of the plant are toxic and should not be consumed. WGS

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sow seeds outside in early spring in a full sun location. Direct sow 2-9” apart, 1/8” deep. Alternatively, scatter seeds and lightly rake into soil using the back of the rake. Keep seeds moist until germination. Days to germination: 10-21 at 60°F. Seeds sown in early spring will bloom mid June. For continuous flower production, sow new seeds every 2-3 weeks spring through mid July. Water plants regularly. Plants will re-seed unless seed pods are removed. 

Harvest:

All parts of this plant are toxic and should not be consumed. Flowers, foliage, and seed pods make excellent fresh or dried decorations. Cut flowers stay fresh longer if leaves are removed from lower part of stem. For dried pods, harvest when stripes are visible and hang upside down in airy spot.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Love-in-a-Mist will self-seed abundantly if seed pods are not removed. For seed saving, harvest pods once they have dried. 

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