Nigella Seeds - Miss Jekyll Rose
(Nigella damascena) Annual. 70 days to maturity.
Miss Jekyll Rose Nigella is a whimsical plant and pure magic to watch grow! Its vibrant pink blooms have subtle colorations that can only be seen and understood up-close and in person. Bees love these flowers and will be all a buzz on a warm summer’s day. Miss Jekyll Rose Nigella was named after a London gardener - pioneering horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) wrote many books on plants and helped develop a variety of interesting strains.
Growth Habit: Upright branching growth to 3 feet, lacy foliage with delicate five petaled flowers. Self-seeding.
Sun Requirements: Sun
Soil Preference: Average, well-drained soil
When to Plant: Direct seed outdoors in early Spring or late Fall.
How to Plant: Sow seeds on soil surface, and cover lightly with soil as seeds need light to germinate. Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days. Thin young plants 1 foot apart.
When/ How to Harvest: Harvest flowers when buds are fully coloured or pods have begun to develop. Harvest seed heads when pods are firm to touch.
Uses: Flowers and seed pods are both lovely in fresh or dried arrangements.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.Miss Jekyll Rose Nigella Seeds mature in about 70 days and are an open pollinated nigella variety.