Hardy annual grown for its richly coloured blue flowers, followed by interesting seed pods, and delicate spidery foliage. The petals have modified to become nectaries, and the dried seed pods are useful
for indoor arrangements. Nigella hispanica is attractive to beneficial insects such as bees and hoverflies.Ht: 60cm (24")
Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower.
Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days.
Thin the seedlings out so they are
finally 30cm (12”) in apart by early summer. Plants will self-seed easily.