African Bride Love-In-A-Mist Seeds

3.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Intriguing, dual-colored blooms on practically care-free plants with lovely, airy foliage. 'African Bride' will be a dramatic addition to your cut flower arrangements, and the bees will love it in the garden. Interesting, nearly black, miniature, papery "lanterns" form after flowers drop. This species is native to northern Africa and southwest Europe and is well-adapted to dry conditions.
$2.49 250 mg (~170 seeds )

Botanical Name: Nigella hispanica

Family: Ranunculaceae

Native: Southwest Europe and Northern Africa

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–36" tall

Variety Information: 1" wide, white petals with deep purple to burgundy pistils and stamens

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to fall

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. For continual bloom, sow every 2 to 4 weeks after initial sowing until midsummer. Also sow in early fall for very early spring bloom.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; seedlings are sensitive to transplant disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When 1' tall thin to every 8"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning when fully open. For dried pods, let seed pods form, then clip and hang upside down in a warm, dry location out of bright light, for about 2 weeks.

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African Bride Love-In-A-Mist Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Not my favorite Love-in-the-Mist

5 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2019
Seeds produced healthy plants, however, I was disappointed in the flower appearance. Not as pretty as the blue variety.
Vikki from VA

Love in a Mist

1 out of 5 stars Sep 4, 2020
did not grow at all-possibly too much rain
Diana Cricks from MI
Owner Response: Hi Diana. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the germination issue that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

No germination

1 out of 5 stars Sep 19, 2020
I've tried indoor seeding and multiple outdoor seedings, and had zero germination for all of my attempts.
Lauren from TX
Owner Response: Hello Lauren, We are sorry you found this flower difficult to germinate. Quality is very important to us, which is why we test our seeds so frequently, ensuring they exceed federal and our own standards before packing. Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of your experience. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

Just got regular Nigella

2 out of 5 stars Apr 7, 2021
I've sown these twice and each time I get the dark blue Nigella. As always, the flowers are beautiful, but not white with dark centers, as advertised.
Michelle from CA
Owner Response: Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear the results were not as expected. A customer service agent will be reaching out to you shortly to assist you.

Love Them!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2021
I planted them late this year but I love them, all the seeds popped and so far I have a white and purple one with several others starting to bud too. They've survived our cold nights at 8,500' and I suspect it's because they are in my fairy garden which has a bit of shelter in the yard and mulched very well. You can see pictures on Instagram @backyardhomesteadgarden
Vanessa from CO

Wonderful germination

5 out of 5 stars Jun 9, 2022
I planted this plant. I laid the spent flowers on the soil without any care. I got a yard fulll of Love in a Mist. Grows very well in hot dry climate. I am an organic gardeners. Soil matters.
Mary Jane Sitliff from CA

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