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Have I got the right plant? For many years 'Miss Jekyll' was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of sky-blue flowers.
They can be transplanted, but transplants may not grow as vigorously as direct-sown plants. The seeds taste somewhat spicy some people note a resemblance to nutmeg and have been used as a condiment and in confectionery, to flavor wines and snuff, and as an expectorant.
And in this language of flowers, a love-in-the-mist flower means perplexity, you puzzle me, openness to love and kiss me. One of about 15 species in the genus Nigella, love-in-a-mist is native to southern Europe and northern Africa. After Flowering Is Over. Love-in-the-mist grows upright to heights of from one to two feet and produces flowers in cooling shades of white, blue, pink and purple.
Offer valid only in the U. Perennials A to Z. Nigella damascena. Blossoms make long-lasting cut flowers.
All My Favourite Flower Names. African Bride: Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well. Love-In-A-Mist plants are prolific re-seeders.
See more of our favorite fast-growing flowers in our curated guide to Annuals 101 , including growing and care tips for Nasturtiums , Cosmos , Poppies , and Zinnias. Winter Plants.
Planting at this time of year with unexpected heat waves, put them in a position where they're shaded from the hot westerly afternoon sun. Welcome to Mother Earth Living , the authority on green lifestyle and design. William Allingham. Hardy Soil type: Shorty Blue and Dwarf Moody Blue are 6- to 8-inch-high cultivars that are just right for edging the front of a border.
They are very prolific. Herb to Know: Thin seedlings to about 12 inches apart.