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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nigella (ny-JELL-luh) (Info)
Species: damascena (dam-ASK-ee-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Jekyll

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive njarratt On Jul 6, 2009, njarratt from London + Italy
United Kingdom wrote:

This is a great plant for dry areas and poor soils. It flowers in a bed that receives no water other than rain and because it flowers in May/June it has already flowered before any burning summer heat can get to it. It will even flower in a gravel bed! Prolific self seeder ... I just rip off the seed heads and chuck them wherever I want it to flower the following year.

Positive rebecca101 On Jan 9, 2009, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Excellent plant - long bloom time, beautiful blue color to the blooms followed by attractive seed heads, fine ferny foliage. Looks great as a companion to other plants. Loved it.

Positive LilyLover_UT On Jan 16, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This easy to grow annual blooms in a nice, true blue color. It self-sows prolifically and needs some thinning to look its best. Pull up the plants before the pods split open if you don't want lots of seedlings. The decorative pods can be used in dried flower arrangements.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ashdown, Arkansas
Calistoga, California
Fairfield, California
Fremont, California
Salinas, California
Cayuga, Indiana
Clinton, Mississippi
Fairport, New York
Ashville, Ohio
Grants Pass, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Boerne, Texas
Center, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Issaquah, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Charleston, West Virginia
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

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