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Nigella hispanica 'African Bride'

Nigella hispanica 'African Bride'
Spanish love-in-a-mist
Nigella hispanica 'African Bride'
Budding with promise in early July

Synonym(s) Nigella papillosa
Common name Spanish love-in-a-mist
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white
Size 36"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-August

It appears that N. papillosa and N. hispanica are used interchangeably for this species/cultivar, with no clear winner emerging in the internet statistics. In any case, this one has white flowers. For sheer beauty, I'd say common love-in-a-mist still holds the Nigella crown, but this one is just as intricate and exotic-looking. I hope it self-sows.

Spanish love-in-a-mist
earlier flower stage
Nigella hispanica 'African Bride'
developing seedhead
Spanish love-in-a-mist
A really nice-looking blue-flowered one, named 'Curiosity', is also available - I'll have to try it sometime as well. The one pictured above was a stray blue one among my African Bride seedlings.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (36%G, 7-12d)
  2. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (43%G, 8-12d)
  3. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (38%G, 7-13d)
  4. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (12%G, 13-16d)
  5. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (8%G, 16d)

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