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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Alba'

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 Alba

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive OhioBreezy On Jul 10, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I truly love the dainty detail on these plants, the flowers burst with such an awe of color. They self seed if left to drop, or you can start early summer and have blooms.


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

San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Cayuga, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Whitehall, Montana
Dundee, Ohio
Gaston, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin

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