Nigella (Nigella damascena) is commonly referred to as "love-in-a-mist" due to the ferny, fennel-like foliage that creates a mist around the flowers.
Once you have witnessed N. damascena in blossom, you will always be able to identify it by its distinctive swirl of airy bracts and delicate foliage.
The N. damascena plant has fern-like foliage, fluffy blossoms, and intriguing seed pods.
Love-in-a-mist has cultivars that bloom in purples, pinks, and white in addition to the well-known vivid blue variety.
These adaptable flowers can be planted in the spring or autumn. The plants reach a height of nearly two feet and flourish for several weeks beginning
Love-in-a-mist is an excellent cottage garden plant and filler. The airy foliage is an excellent complement to plants with broader leaves.
Nigella is a short-lived plant that will likely not survive the entire growing season.
Plant love-in-a-mist in full sun for the most blossoms; it will thrive in partial shade but produce fewer flowers.