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Zodiac Seed Packet, Pisces

$3.50

Two Piscean fish peer out through eyes of Love-in-a-Mist. These pale blue flowers get their name from the cloud of delicate foliage that rests behind them.

Also available in the zodiac collection tin.

Designed by Carolyn Dugas of Studio Gooz.

Nigella damascena

A cottage garden favorite that will happily grow in any vacant spot. The pale blue flowers rest in a cloud of delicate ferny foliage. The dried seed pods make an architectural addition to any dried flower arrangement. Direct seed in full sun. Spring-summer blooming. Self-seeding annual.
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Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
12000N/AN/A90-100
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost65-80°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/4"3-4"430
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
6-8"10-15Annual2 years

Bed Preparation

Clear area in full sun with well-drained soil. Loosen surface of soil to allow germinated seed to penetrate the top layer. Nigella will re-seed, so plan for any seed pods not collected to drop seed and create a beautiful area year after year.

Planting

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, or direct seed ¼” deep 3-4” apart when soil is 60° F for optimal germination. Seedlings grow best with a slow increase in temperature.

Harvest

Harvest flowers in the morning to minimize water loss. Cut stems where they meet leaves for optimal plant health and ease of healing. Nigella also has gorgeous seed pods that add texture to dry bouquets, so dry stems with open pods may be harvested in late summer and fall.

Storage

For cut flowers, harvest before the flowers have fully opened for longest vase life. Dried seed pods can last in a dry bouquet through the season.

Seed Saving

Nigella seeds are easy to collect from dried, open pods. Store in a cool, dry place for longest seed viability.