Persian Jewels

Persian Jewels

SKU: FL3016
Persian Jewels Nigella seeds are also known as Love-in-a-Mist. Its delicate appearance belies its hardy, dependable nature. Pale as a baby flower, Persian Jewel matures to intense shades of violet, blue, white, and pastels in between. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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Nigella damascena. Persian Jewels Nigella seeds are also known as Love-in-a-Mist. Its delicate appearance belies its hardy, dependable nature. Pale as a baby flower, Persian Jewel matures to intense shades of violet, blue, white, and pastels in between. Each flower emerges from a tangle of lacy foliage. After blooming, curious looking fruits ripen, dry, and eventually release seeds for the next season. These distinctive seed heads can be dried for flower arrangements. For continuous bloom, direct seed weekly until June. Nigella grows 20–50cm (8–20") tall.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy and dependable
    • Violet, blue, white and pastels in between
    • Use dried seed heads in arrangements
    • Valuable cut or dried
    • Germinates in 8-15 days

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All About Persian Jewels

Latin

Latin
Nigella damascena
Family: Ranunculaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Try sowing indoors, in peat or coir pots, 6-8 weeks before planting out after last frost. Better luck may come from direct sowing outdoors 1-2 weeks before last frost when some risk of frost still exists, and then sow again every three weeks for the next 3 months. Otherwise, direct sow in the fall. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 18-21°C (65-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 8-15 days.

Starting

Starting
Just cover the small seeds. Aim for a final spacing of 20-30cm (8-12″).

Growing

Growing
Nigella performs best in cooler growing areas, in ordinary, well-drained, pH-neutral soil. Fertilize and deadhead regularly, and water in long dry spells. It is easy to plant and grow Nigella seeds. Nigella may self sow, depending on conditions.

How to Grow Nigella

Step 1: Timing

Try sowing indoors, in peat or coir pots, 6-8 weeks before planting out after last frost. Better luck may come from direct sowing outdoors 1-2 weeks before last frost when some risk of frost still exists, and then sow again every three weeks for the next 3 months. Otherwise, direct sow in the fall. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 18-21°C (65-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 8-15 days.

Step 2: Starting

Just cover the small seeds. Aim for a final spacing of 20-30cm (8-12″).

Step 3: Growing

Nigella performs best in cooler growing areas, in ordinary, well-drained, pH-neutral soil. Fertilize and deadhead regularly, and water in long dry spells. It is easy to plant and grow Nigella seeds. Nigella may self sow, depending on conditions.

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