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A wonderful and unusual heirloom annual native to the Mediterranean, attractive at all phases of life. Filigreed grey-green foliage frames long-lasting ephemeral blue buttercup-like flowers. Then comes the seed pod, a real treat. Quite frankly, it looks like a hairy alien egg and, despite our description, is spectacular in dried flower arrangements. The seed, known as Black Cumin, has medicinal properties long-valued by herbalists around the globe.
Best direct seeded outdoors as soon as soil can be worked, Sow seeds thinly and tamp down. Can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost; take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Plant in average well-drained soil with at least 1/2 day of sun. Sow 2-3 times every 3-4 weeks for continual blooms all summer.
attractive, long-lasting cut flower
crazy-looking seed pods make attractive dry arrangements
seed is used as confectionary spice
herbalists recommend a seed infusion for digestive support
deadhead to prolong blooming
plant among spring bulbs to fill in when bulbs are done blooming
Latin Name: Nigella damascena
Seed Count: 50
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 75
Farm Type: Ecologically Farmed
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Heirloom , Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
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