Asked on Jul 6, 2013

Identification of a Flower

Tanya Peterson FelsheimSensible Gardening and LivingMaryAnn B


Can you tell me what this flower is? It also blooms in blue. My neighbor has them and she gave me some. I have been able to take some really nice pictures of them. I would like a name for my pictures!
Here is a white one.
Here are the blue ones, with a white one in the back.
The flower reminds me of ballerina tutus.
8 answers
  • Barb Rosen
    on Jul 6, 2013

    Bev ~ this is nigella damascena or Love-in-a-mist. One of my favorites for bringing blue to the garden! Here's more about your pretty plant

  • Bev
    on Jul 6, 2013

    Thank you, Barb!

  • Peg
    on Jul 7, 2013

    BINGO Barb!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 7, 2013

    Hometalk is marvelous, sometimes the reminders of garden friends forgotten. I love Nigella, such a dainty lady.

  • Peg
    on Jul 8, 2013

    nigella plants are still popping up from when I had some 4 yrs ago. I didn't plant them but must have gotten seeds in a clump of soil from a garden plant I bought or traded from someone in our club. I have gotten quite a few "adopted" plants that way!

  • MaryAnn B
    on Jul 10, 2013

    I love these in my garden the fill in the blank spaces and the blue is pretty. They are easy to pull if you think they are taking over. I pull some out and let others reseed.

  • Oh yes, nigella it is. They are great but just keep an eye on the seedlings

  • Tanya Peterson Felsheim
    on Jul 13, 2013

    Love in the midst is so much fun! Even the pods that hold the seed are cool! I have a friend who sells a small bag full of the pods Check out the look of the pods....and lots of them she adds a little greeting card I made out of it her nigella...

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