Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'

Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'

Love-in-a-mist

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Nigella hispanica 'Midnight'
  • Common name: Love-in-a-mist
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 1m

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

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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.

Position

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

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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