Native Region: Eurasia
Zone Range: 04-08
Preferred Climate: Suited to a wide range of conditions
Harvest Date: Sunday 14 August, 2016
Seed count: 40-50
This annual, a favourite for Victorian gardeners, adds a delicate touch to almost any planting scheme. Sky-blue flowers surrounded by a ruff of foliage are followed by attractive seed pods. The seed pods are useful for dried arrangements of 'Immortals'. Height 20 inches; spread 9 inches.
The seeds of Nigella damascena seeds are NOT edible. If you're looking for edible Nigella seeds, you will need to grow Nigella sativa.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed where it will grow in mid-spring or autumn. Provide protection in winter for autumn-sown plants. Grow in any well-drained garden soil in full sun.