Love In A Mist

Love In A Mist

Nigella Damascena is a beautiful plant that will self-seed and grow in the same spot year after year. The ‘mist’ part of this plant refers to the cloud-like appearance of all the green, thread-like leaves. The leaves together are very soft and give this unique specimen an other-worldly appearance. Once the blooms form their large seed capsules, the plant takes on a new, alien-like appearance. Love in a mist has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times. The name, ‘Damascena’, refers to Damascus in Syria.

Love In A Mist ~ Videos: Here’s a fun 1-minute time lapse video of love in a mist blooming. Here’s a 4-minute video of love in a mist growing in a garden.

FunFacts about Love In A Mist: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady or devil in the bush) is an annual garden flowering plant, belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. It is native to southern Europe (but adventive in more northern countries of Europe), north Africa and southwest Asia, where it is found on neglected, damp patches of land. The specific epithet damascena relates to Damascus in Syria. The plant’s common name comes from the flower being nestled in a ring of multifid, lacy bracts. (Source)
  • The average height of love in a mist is 20–50 cm (8–20 in).
  • Love in a mist blooms in early summer.
  • Love in a mist comes in different shades of blue, but can be white, pink, or pale purple, with 5 to 25 sepals.
  • The fruit of love in a mist is a large capsule containing lots of seeds. The capsule has an interesting shape and turns brown in late summer.
  • Love in a mist self-seeds and regrows in the same spot year after year.
  • Love in a mist has been a familiar sight in English cottage gardens since the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • Some of the better known cultivars of love in a mist have interesting names: ‘Persian Jewels’, ‘Persian Rose’, ‘Albion’, ‘Blue Midget’, ‘Cambridge Blue’, ‘Mulberry Rose’, ‘Oxford Blue’, ‘Dwarf Moody Blue’, and ‘Miss Jekyll’.

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35 thoughts on “Love In A Mist

  1. Love in a Mist is a beautiful flower. I love the pictures especially the one of the pink flower besides the blue flowers. I enjoyed watching the videos. Love in a mist looks like a good plant to add to a garden.

  2. What an unusual and beautiful flower. Love all the colors especially the pink one. Never have heard of it before. Love all the pictures and enjoyed the videos. AZ

  3. when I opened this email I was not epecting flowers! But they are beautiful flowers. I have never seen them before

  4. These look beautiful. I’m going to have to see if they will grow in Tennessee. I’m having a hard time finding my green thumb down here, lol.

  5. So different. You usually don’t see blue in flowers and the little vine like things is different as well. So interesting and lovely. A flower that could be used in a book as having special powers. So cool.

  6. Hi, Everyone! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Love it! The whole concept of ‘mist’ really sparked my imagination. Joyce suggested ‘powers’. Really, this flower could prompt an entire PNR series, though I think fae would have to be involved. As for the flower itself, since it grows in North Africa, there’s a chance I could grow it here in the Sonoran Desert!

    Caris

  7. How have I missed seeing the plant before now?
    Apparently I need to go on a quest. I would love to try this next year it’s too late for this season.

  8. Most things that grow in the garden adds beauty sometimes even weeds lol love in a must is so sweet and delicate looking, fuchsia is one of my favourite flowers, I’m from the North East of England aYorkshire lass though I live on the north west a place called St Helens not far from Liverpool

  9. A very pretty delicate looking plant. I’ve seen the plant in garden shops without the flowers now thanks to you I know what they look like.

  10. I found them beautifully different. I am going to fill part of my yard with all the different colors I can find. Just small enough that you may miss them but different enough to take a second glance and realize you almost missed this unusual beauty.

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