Growing Nigella Plant From Seed

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Real Men Sow

Nigella plant needs fertile and well-drained soil to grow into and needs either full sun or partial afternoon shade to thrive. During mild winters or in sheltered areas, seedlings sprouting in autumn may survive until spring comes.

The seedlings that sprout in early spring would easily survive light frosts. Make sure to keep the spacing of planting of plants 30cm away from each other.

How To Feed Nigella Plant?

When it comes to feeding, a light application of balanced organic fertilizer into the soil before planting would do the trick. In companions, light texture and soft colors of nigella can break up clashes between cornflowers and calendula.

Sowing and Planting Nigella Seeds

Sow seeds in prepared beds and gently press them into the surface. Keep moist until the seeds germinate. Because of their lacy foliage, nigella seedlings are easy to recognize among weeds. Nigella usually grows better from direct-sown seeds than from transplanted seedlings.

When Can You Grow Nigella Plant From Seed?

Because nigella flowers only for a few weeks it is best to sow seeds twice or three times between late spring and early summer. The most common flower colors are white, blue and pink.

Harvesting Nigella Plant

Many gardeners love to collect decorative dried seed pots to use in dry arrangements. Once the pods start to turn brown, cut them and hang them up in small groups to dry.


In very hot weather, Nigella plants can quickly decline. This flower can be self-sown in most gardens. – Lucky isn’t it?

Real Men Sow
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Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.