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Delft Blue Nigella

Nigella papillosa

Ethereal flowers and pods with feathery foliage.

Remarkable for its softly-mottled petals of violet-blue and white, Delft Blue is a water color painting come to life! With its painterly petals, contrasting deep-purple centers, and two-toned seed pods, this Nigella quickly became a favorite among our 2021 trials. The blooms are attractive to pollinators and make excellent cut flowers; allow plants to go to seed to harvest burgundy and green seed pods that can be used fresh or dried.

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Direct sow 2-3 weeks before last frost, or start indoors a few weeks before that and then transplant (carefully—can be temperamental at transplant time). Tolerant of dry conditions and likes average soil. May self-sow.

Days to Germination 10-14
Days to Maturity 65
Planting Depth Barely Cover
Spacing in Row 8"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 36"
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full Sun

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