Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'


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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers



Skill level


Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'

Plant details

Nigella hispanica 'Midnight' is a particularly lovely annual flower, bearing unusual velvety, dark purple blooms in contrast with lush green feathery foliage, followed by ornamental, dark purple, seed pods. Like most nigellas, it is easy to grow and makes a fabulous cut flower.

For best results grow Nigella hispanica 'Midnight' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants will self-seed readily.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Nigella

Species: hispanica

Cultivar: Midnight

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Flowering period: June to August

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