Nigella blooms in early summer with beautiful white petals and contrasting burgundy centers. As the petals fall back they leave a unique plum/black seed pod on a spindly stem to add texture to your arrangements! Nigella will also reseed itself in the fall.
Approximate Seeds per Packet: 100
Sunlight: Full sun
Mature Height: 12” - 24"
Germination: 10-14 days at 16-18°C
Transplant: Not recommended. Plants are sensitive to root disturbance.
Direct Seeding (recommended): Nigella does not like to be transplanted but loves the cool of early spring. Direct seed early spring. Cover lightly with soil as light is required for germination.
Care: No special care is required.
Fresh: Cut blooms when the flower is open but not spent. Adding flower preservative to their water will prolong their vase life.
Dried: Don’t hesitate to cut the pods for décor as well! Harvest pods when pods and stems are firm to the touch.
Note: Nigella may reseed itself from year to year.