Nigella Delft Blue

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£1.25 / pack(s)


Delft Blue, a Nigella papillosa species, has a central fountain of plum-purple stamens surrounded by horizontally held petals in delicate blue and white shades.  These flowers are definitely cut-&-come-again: cut blooms regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering.  Ideal for cutting and arranging fresh or dried. Sow in spring or autumn, summer flowering with autumn seed pods.  Height 55cm

 

The history behind this variety

Originated from a cross between a kale, brussels sprout and then recrossed

with purple sprouting broccoli. This breeding was found of interest by Charles Darwin and mentioned

in his writings of the Gardeners Chronical of 1860, and his book Animals and Plants under Domestication in 1868

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