Flowers - Love-in-a-Mist

$299 USD

The Love-in-a-Mist flower (Nigella damascena) is a striking annual in the buttercup family. Produces 1"-2" blossoms in shades of blue, pink, purple, and white. Fluffy petals surround a horned center seed pod, and the entire flower is surrounded by a “mist” of fern-like foliage that continues along the thin stem that grows 1'-2' tall. An old-fashioned flower with modern appeal.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer, fall
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, beneficial insects, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Harmony, love, peace, perplexity, unrequited love


  • Botanical name: Nigella damascena
  • Hardiness zones: 2-11
  • Planting season: Summer, fall
  • Days to maturity: 60-90 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 8"-10" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 14-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-70F
  • Soil types: Sandy, loamy, chalky, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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