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Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'


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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers



Skill level


Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'

Plant details

Midnight' is a handsome cultivar that produces velvety, dark purple flowers against feathery foliage, followed by very ornamental, dark purple, spider-like seed-pods. The flowers are invaluable for flower arranging, and the seed pods are just as eye-catching. Plants are easy to grow and look great among herbaceous perennials. Fully hardy, they prefer a sunny position in fertile, well-drained soil.

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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