Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 1.5 feet
Plant Spread: 6 inches plus
Leaves: Other: thin with unique structure
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Mauve
Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: Scatter the seeds in the fall where you want them to be the next year.
Propagation: Other methods: Other: self seeds
Pollinators: Bees

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January 18, 2014

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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-25
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Location: Blountville, TNDate: June 21, 2003
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Location: Twisp
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2015-07-06
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: RichmondDate: 2015-06-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-06-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-31w/ lily 'Good Night'
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Location: Denver, ColoradoDate: JuneLight leaves are web-like as they surround the bud about to bloom
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-07-03
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-12
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-25
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Location: Denver, ColoradoDate: JuneDainty light-blue petals are laid back and inviting to pollinator
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Location: Denver, ColoradoDate: JuneClose-up view of the flower is captivating.
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Location: Herb Garden, Huntington LibraryDate: 2009-05-29Photo courtesy of: Pamla J. Eisenberg
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Location: Indiana  zone 5Date: 2016-06-18unripe seed pod
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Jul 14, 2007 5:08 AM
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Jul 17, 2008 4:24 AM
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2009-03-28
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-22
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Location: Northeastern PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-07-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-07-12
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Location: my  front garden Date: 2015-04-26
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Location: RichmondDate: 2015-06-12
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Location: ILDate: 2005-09-14
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Location: ILDate: 2007-07-01
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2015-07-06
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2017-09-06
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: Whitesboro, NY (Utica area)Date: 2018-08-04
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-16
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Location: Kalama, Wa
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-25
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-06-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-12self seeder
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-07-12
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2007-06-19
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2009-05-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-15
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Date: 2013-06-18Photo courtesy of: tejvanphotos
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Posted by threegardeners (Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Zone 5a) on Sep 22, 2011 8:24 AM

One of my favourite self-seeding annuals. They re-seed themselves and have come back faithfully for the last 10 years. I also take the seed pods in the Fall and scatter the seeds in other places where I want them to grow.

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Posted by mom2goldens (Carmel, IN - Zone 5a) on Dec 4, 2011 8:48 AM

This flower requires very little attention; it does reseed easily, but it's easy to remove extra seedlings as needed. In addition to the delicate flowers, this flower forms beautiful seed heads, which can be cut and dried for use in your floral arrangements.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 5:01 PM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant.

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Posted by bamira on Jan 6, 2015 6:10 AM

The bracts are similar to the leaves, growing from one of the glands just below the flower.

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