Thursday, January 19, 2017


Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) is a beautiful true blue annual. It is an easy to grow wild flower that is adaptable to most soils. It readily reseeds, so once you have one, you'll be enjoying the unique blooms for years. It blooms from June through killing frosts in the fall.

Lasting several weeks in arrangements, the 12-24" plant does well in full sun to partial shade. It is hardy in zones 3-10. It is known for its delicate, feathery foliage.

Two things I like best about these pretty blue flowers is that it blooms in several different shades of blue--from a very light blue to a dark, true blue.  And, once the bloom is spent, lovely seed pods form that are unique and beautiful. They are widely used in arrangements as well as their blue counterparts.  It's a flower that all gardens would benefit from.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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