Whether you’re growing it as a cut flower, for its fresh or dried pods, or simply as a beautiful border annual, Nigella papillosa is a real eye-catcher, with intricate features that invite close inspection. These seeds came to me as ‘Midnight’, and I believe they are correctly identified, blooming in shades of deep to medium purple-blue from late spring or early summer through midsummer. In leaf and flower, it looks much like the more commonly grown N. damascena, though it lacks the spidery “mist” around the base of the bloom. Its seedpods are also more spiky than those of N. damascena. Height in bloom is usually around 2 feet. Full sun for best flowering. Annual.
Collected in early to mid August 2022. At least 20 seeds.
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