Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Love-in-a-Mist has been grown in gardens since the late 16th century. This self-seeding, cool-season annual produces handsome blue, white, or pink flowers amidst the delicate, lacy foliage. The unusual balloon-shaped, striped seed capsules add interest to the garden and dried arrangements. Thomas Jefferson sowed a related species, Nutmeg Flower (Nigella sativa), in an oval flower bed at Monticello on April 18, 1810.
Native Distribution: Northern Africa, Southern Europe
Direct sow seeds into well-drained, fertile soil in early spring once soil temperatures have reached 60 degrees F. Approximately 35-40 seeds per packet.
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