Nigella damascena alba
MISS JEKYLL’S WHITE NIGELLA
Nigella damascena alba is a much loved old favourite for very good reasons.
Gardeners love it for the mass of pure white, turban-like flowers over summer.
With decorative, dainty ferny foliage; and decorative seed pods.
And adore it for being so neglect proof, “tough as nails” hardy, and easy to grow.
45cm. Wonderful cut flower – Cut and come again.
Easy, low maintenance. Old fashioned favourite.
Seeds traditionally used as condiment and herbal medicine. Full Sun, Partial Shade. H: 45cm W: 45cm approx.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Recommended for beginners and kids
Nigella damascena alba seeds are easy to germinate sown directly into the garden 3mm. deep, in autumn, winter or early spring. Or sown in a punnet indoors.
INDOORS: sow in moist well-drained seed raising mixture. Cover seed with 3mm. of mix. Light is needed for seed germination.
15-20°C optimum temperature if using a heat mat.
Germination takes approx. 10-21 days.
Once germinated place in a well aired and lit area to grow on.
SCATTER DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN: Easy to grow, self-sowing annual. Prefers Full Sun, or ½ Shade/ Dappled Sun. Water wise plant. Hardy in heat and dry. Not fussy about soil, but must be well drained – Sandy, Loam or Clay based, Alkaline to Neutral. Will reliably self-sow for next year.
SEED COUNT: 200 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).