Love-In-A-Mist

We at Groww simply love these sumptuous blue flowers and the thread-like foliage.
Common name : Love-In-A-Mist
Scientific name : Nigella damascena
Family : Ranunculaceae
Category : Annual
Nigella damascena - love-in-a-mist - is a flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae native to southern Europe, usually found on neglected, damp patches of land. It is an annual growing to 20–50 cm (8–20 in) tall, with pinnately divided, thread-like alternate leaves and unusual blue flowers - but sometimes white or pink - blooming in early summer.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 15 - 60
pH 6 - 8

Sow my love-in-a-mist

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my love-in-a-mist

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my love-in-a-mist

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

Thin out my love-in-a-mist

After seedlings have sprouted., thin every 20 cm.

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