Spanish Nigella
Nigella hispanica 'Delft Blue'
Uses: Culinary/Aromatic/Medicinal Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
(Spanish fennel flower) Hardy annual flower, native of southern Spain, the Azores, Sicily and North Africa. The ornate blue-dappled white flowers resemble famous Dutch pottery made in and around the town of Delft since the 16th century. Recent research has shown that the seeds possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Seed extracts were shown to inhibit both forms of the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme involved in inflammation. Prefers sunny locations with well-drained soil. Ht. 70-90cm/28-36in.
S4275-300 Seeds $4.75/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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