Nigella damascena (70 days) Profuse blooms in pink, blue and white shades surrounded by a cloud of greenery make lovely bouquets. Seed heads are used dried and are especially nice with a little bit of the flower attached. Direct seed as soon as ground can be worked, or sow indoors in a cool spot 2 months prior to setting out. Plant in full sun. 18". Annual. ~760 seeds/g. ②
5184 Persian Jewels Mix
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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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