Petal and Twig is a cut flower cultivator and floral design studio located in the historical Seminole Hills neighborhood of Mount Clemens, Michigan
Nigella African Bride Seeds
Grown with sustainable and organic practices. Small batch hand harvested and packaged in recyclable materials here at Petal&Twig.
Love-in-a-Mist African Bride Nigella papillosa
While this plant looks quite fragile, it’s one of the hardiest early bloomers in the garden. Its brilliant ferny leaves and lacy, star-shaped flowers are framed by a delicate halo of fringed foliage. When left on the plant, the flowers form dramatic black seed pods which add a unique textural element to any bouquet. White blooms with dark spidery centers are both unique and beautiful.
Details: Plant type: annual Height: 18-28” Site: full sun Days to maturity: 65-85 days Plant spacing: 9-12” Pinch: not necessary Approx seeds per packet: 40 plus
How to Grow: Plants dislike being transplanted, so sow seeds directly in the garden in the fall or early spring.
Harvesting/Vase Life: Harvest flowers when fully open. Vase life is generally 1 week, especially if you add preservative to the water. Use the pods fresh or dried in bouquets; dried ones last almost indefinitely. To dry, simply hang upside down in a warm, dry place out of bright light for 2 weeks.