A rom-com of the garden, these sky-blue beauties, may look wispy and delicate, but are no damsel in distress and will be hardy to an English frost. Blooms make for excellent cut or dried flowers for your home with sculptural seed pods.
Love-in-a-mist, Bird's Nest, Miss Jekyl, Ragged lady or Devil in the bush
Outdoor: Apr-Jun + Aug-Sep
Germination: 14-30 days
Matures: 90 days
Sow: 5cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Water: Once or twice a week in dry periods
Food: Every month during growing months
Strawberries + carrots
They are a fairly hardy flower, which is why they require low maintenance. However, if you have planted them in a particularly windy location, it is best to support the stems with a cane.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Makes the bees happy
Self seeds for years to come
Great ground coverage over spring bulbs
Many gardeners like to gather the decorative dried seed pots for use in dry arrangements. When the pods begin to brown, clip them off and hang them in small bunches to dry.
MAKES FOR GREAT
Cut flowers and dry arrangements.