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Love-in-a-Mist 'Miss Jekyll Indigo'

Nigella damascena

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 Indigo
Additional cultivar information:(aka Miss Jekyll Dark Blue)



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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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:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


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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


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

Anchorage, Alaska

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

West Kill, New York

Dundee, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Cascade, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 31, 2008, dalmatian_fan87 from Cascade, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I LOVE the shade of blue from this plant, and the soft feathery look of the foliage. One of the easiest "Blue" flowers I've ever grown.


On Jul 11, 2004, CatskillKarma from West Kill, NY wrote:

I love this stuff! It is a gorgeous shade of blue and the pods are spectacular. I display the pods as dried flowers all winter, then crack them open and plant them in spring. They bloom so quickly that this is not a problem in my short season garden.I have a row of them in front of a clump of ladies mantle--its a very pleasing combinationation.


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

I am a bird lover, LOL, and the goldfinche's thrive on the seed heads on this flower, It is such a shocking blue!


On Aug 6, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.,
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of the nigellas named for Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), the great English plantswoman. The others include 'Miss Jekyll', a lighter blue and usually double petals, and the all white version of 'Miss Jekyll Indigo' named 'Miss Jekyll White'.

I love the delicate look and ease of this plant, and both the flowers and the seed pods. However, it self-seeds and can show up in more places than desired.