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Nigella Hispanica

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One of the most beautiful and useful cottage garden flowers.

This Nigella has stunning, deep purple flowers with gorgeous frothy foliage, super useful as a nostalgic cut flower.

Then slowly, as summer progresses, morphing into amazing seed heads which are just perfect for adding to dried flower arrangements.

Likes full sun and well-drained soil.

Seed Quantity 200 Seeds

Type Hardy Annual

Genus Nigella hispanica

Sow Seeds Sow directly into the soil in Autumn or Spring and cover lightly, alternatively sow into modules in September-October and over-winter in an unheated greenhouse to plant out the following spring.  Germination approx 10-14 days.  Beautiful seedpods as the flower fade.

Plant Out Plant the following spring if not directly sown

Flowers Summer

Height & Spread 60cm high x 30cm spread

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RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

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    Nigella Hispanica with a mix of black and white flowers
    Nigella Hispanica bloom showcasing a prominent dark center
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    Nigella Hispanica featuring purple and white blooms
    Nigella Hispanica recognized as RHS Plants for Pollinators
    Cluster of Nigella Hispanica flowers flourishing in the garden
    Solitary Nigella Hispanica flower amidst white garden blooms
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    Nigella Hispanica attracting a bee in the garden
    Nigella Hispanica awarded RHS Garden Merit

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