Love-in-a-Mist Miss Jekyll Dark Blue
Love-in-a-Mist 'Miss Jekyll Dark Blue'
This old-fashioned favorite produces loads of brilliant sapphire-blue flowers that glow in the garden and are well loved by the bees. As flowers fade, they are replaced by apple-green seedpods with distinctive maroon stripes. The striking pods make a wonderful textual accent to arrangements, either fresh or dried.
Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 18-24 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65-85 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 75
How to Grow:
Plants dislike being transplanted and do best when direct-seeded into the garden in the fall or early spring. Seed can be tricky to start indoors, so pop seeds into the freezer for 10 to 14 days before sowing to speed up germination.
Harvest flowers when they are three-quarters open, or harvest pods when formed. Fresh flowers have a vase life of 7 days; dried pods last indefinitely. Dry by hanging upside down in a warm, dark place for 2 to 3 weeks.
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