Nigella hispanica Exotic’s golden-brown pods are similar to velvetleaf’s wonderful starry seed pods except with long fancy tendrils. Will add interest and volume to any dried arrangement. Unlike velvetleaf, this annual won’t be a nuisance in the field. Doubles as a cutflower with open form, striking maroon stamens and an arresting shade of deep blue, almost purple. Atop 16" stems, the blossoms hold longer in a bouquet than other kinds of Love-in-a-Mist. Likes full sun or light shade. Annual. ~900 seeds/g. ③
5187 Exotic Nigella
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Annual. Everlasting grown especially for its spiky decorative seed pods. Germinates in 10–14 days at 60°. Grow on at 60–65°. Set transplants 6–9" apart.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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