Nigella 'Persian Jewels' Mixed Seeds | Love In A Mist | By Mr Fothergills

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Nigella 'Persian Jewels' Mixed Seeds | Love In A Mist | By Mr Fothergills

Nigella "Persian Jewels" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our n. damascena Nigella "Persian Jewels" seeds produce striking unique flowers guaranteed to add character to your garden. The flowers come in a beautiful array of mauve, lavender, purple, pink, white, and blue, and come with distinctive seed pods and fennel-like foliage. The Persian Jewels are great for flower beds and make excellent cut flowers. The seed pods can be dried and used as winter decorations; they can also be used as a spice to add flavour to cakes, breads, and curries.

Variety Information

No.Seeds Per Pack 500
Sow Indoors March - May
Sow Outdoors August - October
Location Full Sun
Flowering Time May - September
Hardiness Hardy Annual

Features

Distinctive Flowers
Great For Bedding
Versatile Seed Pods
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Flowers are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: these hardy annuals have good resistance to frost.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for planting in pots.
  • Position: plant in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: plant in pre-watered finely prepared soil for optimal growth.

Germination Requirements: temperature should ideally be round 18-21°C.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow 2-3 seeds 1cm deep 2cm apart. Label your seeds, noting planting date and variety/species.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow 2-3 seeds 1cm deep 5-8cm apart. Ensure rows are 15-30cm apart.

Soil Preparation: remove any stones from the soil and dig in some fertilizer.

Thinning: wait until seedlings have two sets of leaves before thinning.

Pest Control: use a pesticide spray to protect from pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly in dry weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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