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Love-in-a-mist

Nigella damascena

Love-in-the-mist has been grown in gardens since the late sixteenth century. English herbalists such as John Gerard and John Parkinson knew double forms which seem to have disappeared today. Jefferson sowed a related species, Nutmeg flower (Nigella sativa), in an oval flower bed at Monticello on April 18, 1810.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Pink,Blue,White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 14 to 2001 Jul 72002 Jun 7 to 2002 Jul 52003 Jun 9 to 2003 Jul 172004 Jun 8 to 2004 Jul 192005 Jun 17 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 19 to 2006 Jul 202007 May 29 to 2007 Jul 62008 May 28 to 2008 Jul 42009 May 29 to 2009 Jul 102010 Jun 2 to 2010 Jun 282011 Jun 7 to 2011 Jul 222012 May 21 to 2012 Jul 42014 Jul 2 to 2014 Jul 302015 Jul 4
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