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Nigella - Persian Jewels Mixed Seeds - Nigella damascena

Type: Hardy Annual
Approximate height: Up to 55 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers well-drained moist soil in sun or semi-shade
When to sow: Spring, early summer, early autumb
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil. Inside, into biodegradable pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 500 seeds / 1.4 g

Also known as Love in a Mist and Kiss-me-twice-before-I-rise, Nigella has semi-double flowers in various shades of blue, pink, mauve, purple, and white.

The flowers are followed by interesting seedheads and if these are left on the plant it may self-seed.

Nigella is very popular with bees.

  Nigella provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Short-tonged bumblebees
  • Honey bees
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.