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Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Deep Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue'

Other names

Love-in-a-mist 'Deep Blue'

Genus

Nigella Nigella

Variety or Cultivar

'Deep Blue' _ 'Deep Blue' is an upright, bushy annual, with finely divided, dark green leaves and, in summer, branching stems bearing deep blue flowers with curved, green stamens followed by black seed capsules.


Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadheading helps to prolong the flowering season. In windy gardens, support the stems with twiggy sticks.

Propagation

Self-seeds freely, particularly on well-drained soils.


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Where to grow

Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Deep Blue') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Sowing in autumn or in March, in a cold frame in paper pots in cold districts, produces early flowers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue'

Other names

Love-in-a-mist 'Deep Blue'

Genus

Nigella Nigella

Variety or Cultivar

'Deep Blue' _ 'Deep Blue' is an upright, bushy annual, with finely divided, dark green leaves and, in summer, branching stems bearing deep blue flowers with curved, green stamens followed by black seed capsules.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadheading helps to prolong the flowering season. In windy gardens, support the stems with twiggy sticks.

Propagation

Self-seeds freely, particularly on well-drained soils.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nigella damascena 'Deep Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Deep Blue') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Sowing in autumn or in March, in a cold frame in paper pots in cold districts, produces early flowers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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