PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Nigella damascena 'Mulberry Rose'|
|Love-in-a-Mist 'Mulberry Rose'|
|Like her more common blue/white sister, this cottage garden annual, in shades soft pinks and occasional white, is a must! Everything about it is pretty, from the buds, through flowers to seed pods. The finely cut, bright-green foliage is bedecked with flowers throughout the summer, which develop into seedpods, often tinged red and like spurred balloons. These are a lovely addition to dried flower arrangements.
NOTE: Seed count is low this year, for the simple reason that I was unable to collect many!
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Best direct sown outside in autumn or spring, alternatively under glass in Spring at 70F, preferably in modules, as Nigella does not, in my experience, like disturbance.|