Fennel Flower (Nigella hispanica)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Finely, deeply dissected leaves have a spidery appearance.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Sectioned pods with twisted filaments.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, lightly covering with soil.
Other info: Readily self sows.

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The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Date: 2009-05-12
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2016-05-31
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-08-11
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-06-16
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-08-20
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Date: 2011-07-19Photo courtesy of: Ans GORTER
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-08-20
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Date: 2012-01-30
By chelle
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Date: 2011-07-19Photo courtesy of: Ans GORTER
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Date: 2011-07-17Photo courtesy of: Ans GORTER
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piksihk On June 21, 2014 Bloomed
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