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

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Other names

Love-in-a-mist 'Oxford Blue'

Genus

Nigella Nigella

Variety or Cultivar

'Oxford Blue' _ 'Oxford Blue' is a tall annual, with featherly foliage and dark-blue, double flowers for a short-period in summer.


Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

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.


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Where to grow

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Oxford Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Other names

Love-in-a-mist 'Oxford Blue'

Genus

Nigella Nigella

Variety or Cultivar

'Oxford Blue' _ 'Oxford Blue' is a tall annual, with featherly foliage and dark-blue, double flowers for a short-period in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


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.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue' (Love-in-a-mist 'Oxford Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m 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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