One of my absolute favorite parts about growing flowers is getting to try different varieties. Love in a mist, or nigella, flowers aren’t a particular new addition to my cut flower garden. However, I did plant a couple new-to-me cultivars last fall. Check out some of the pictures I was able to take –
These white flowers with the bluish streaks are the variety called ‘Delft Blue’. Delft blue nigella is one of the first varieties that I ever grew. I love how unique their patterns are. I also really like actual structure of the flower. As these flowers get older and older, they begin to develop some pretty gnarly seed pods. The seed pods also look really great in cut flower arrangements.
Here’s a closer look at the Delft Blue love in a mist.
I also grew a variety called ‘Bridal Veil’. I believe I ordered this cultivar from Renee’s Garden, though I’m not absolutely certain. These nigella are solid white with dark centers. I would definitely describe them as the much plainer version of Delft Blue. For what they lack in color, they make up for in appeal. The clean, white blooms look so elegant when put into a vase. Best of all, they “match” almost all the other flowers in the yard right now.
Check out this group of ‘Bridal Veil’ love in a mist growing in the cut flower patch. They’re so pretty. I love it!
That’s all for this post. Have you ever grown love in a mist before? What varieties did you grow? I would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! Thanks so much for reading!
2 thoughts on “In Bloom: Love-in-a-Mist Nigella – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners”
This variety is gorgeous. If seeded in Fall they bloom early Spring with a big flush of blossoms, but then you know that. I am a fan of all hardworking flowers.
I’m a fan of Delft Blue as well, although I like that mixes like Persian Jewels, give more combinations, in terms of flowers. I’m a bit short on space, so probably can’t grow as many varieties as you can though. I find it almost impossible to decide what I’m going to make space for each year! 🤦🏼♀️