Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Love-in-a-mist

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
  • Common name: Love-in-a-mist
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 45cm

Spread: 23cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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