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 produced continually over summer.
With decorative, dainty ferny foliage; and decorative seed pods too.
And adore it for being so neglect proof, “tough as nails” hardy, and easy to grow.
Nigella damascena alba also makes a wonderful cut flower.
Of the “Cut and Come Again” variety. So you can harvest armloads for the vase safe in the knowledge more will come again soon.
So Miss Jekyll’s White Nigella is an easy, low maintenance and old fashioned favourite.
Nigella seeds are also traditionally used as a condiment and herbal medicine.
Very easily and successfully grown just about anywhere.
Positions in Full Sun, Partial Shade or Dappled Light are all to her liking.
Nigella damascena alba is a water-wise plant, plus hardy in heat and dry.
She is not fussy about soil type, but the soil must be well drained.
Sandy soils, Loam or Clay based soils, Alkaline to Neutral pH are all suitable.
Nigella damascena alba is a hardy annual that will reliably self-sow for next year, and will give you pleasure for many years.
Height: Approx. 45cm x Width:Approx. 45cm.
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 for maximum number of early plants.
INDOORS: First sow the seeds in moist, well-drained seed raising mixture.
Then cover the seeds with 3mm. of mix.
Because light is needed for these seeds to germinate.
Then place the sown punnet in a warm, well lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Temperatures of 15-20°C are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
You can use a heat mat if you have one. But it is not essential because these seeds are willing and easy germinators.
Continue to keep the sown punnet consistently moist but not wet.
Germination takes approx. 10-21 days.
Once germinated, prick out and 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.
SEED COUNT: 200 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).