Nigella damascena | Love-in-mist ‘Miss Jekyll Sky Blue’
Love-in-a-Mist, also known as Black Cumin, Black Caraway, Love-in-a-Puzzle, Devil-in-a-Bush, Hair of Venus, and Raggedy Lady, is a hardy cool-season annual with fine textured lacy foliage with beautiful blue to sky-blue star-like flowers at the end of each branch. Additionally, the unusual maroon-striped, balloon-shaped seed capsules add interest to the front of a border garden and to dried flower arrangements. Love-in-a-Mist has been grown in flower gardens since the late 16th century. An old standard that is still among the very finest late-spring flowering plants. This variety, ‘Miss Jekyll Sky Blue’, is named after Gertrude Jekyll, the famous English garden designer. Received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1895!
Direct sow seeds in early spring once soil temperatures have warmed up. Will self-sow moderately well each year.
Sun exposure: Full sun to part shade
Mature height: 12-18 inches
Mature width: 6 inches
Hardiness zones: All zones