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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Plant details

Nigella damascena is a lovely old cottage garden flower, a favourite for scattering wherever there's a gap in the flower border.

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' bears masses of sky-blue flowers on upright stems, in contrast with ferny foliage, for up to eight weeks. Both the flowers and foliage are useful in flower arranging, and its seedheads work well in dried flower arrangements.

For best results grow Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants will self-seed readily. In windy gardens, support the stems with twiggy sticks.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Nigella

Species: damascena

Cultivar: Miss Jekyll

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 23cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Flowering period: July to September

Reader reviews


very nice, i have been wondering when to sow these little beasties thanx


I have grown this for the first time and would like to keep the seeds and try again with them. Do I have to wait for the seed heads to dry and turn brown or is it ok to cut them off and dry them indoors? I would like to use the space for something else. Advice please.

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