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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This feathery flower blooms in shades of blue, white, and pink, and reseeds easily, but does not transplant well. It is noted for its interesting seedpods.

    Latin Name

    Nigella damascena


    Family

    Ranunculaceae


    Also Known As

    Ragged Lady Devil in the Bush


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe and northern Africa


    History

    Love-in-a-Mist was a common garden flower in Europe by the 16th century and had made its way to the colonies by the 18th century.


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