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Delft Blue – Love-In-A-Mist Seeds

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Description

Delft Blue' is named after a famous type of white and blue pottery produced in the Netherlands since the 17th century. This drought tolerant, easy-to-grow flower is dual-colored with rich, violet-blue atop snowy white petals and burgundy stamen. Perfect for borders to attract pollinators, or in cut flower gardens to add an airy, sculptural flair to bouquets. When flowers fade and the deep purple, lantern-like seed pods form, add them to dried floral arrangements for a charming contrast.

Family: Ranunculaceae, Buttercup family, includes columbine, clematis, delphinium, and love-in-a-mist.
Native: Southwest Europe and Northern Africa
Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun. Will withstand part shade.
Bloom Period: Summer to frost; extreme heat may pause bloom production.
Plant Dimensions: 24″ –36″ tall, 9″–12″ wide
Variety Info: 1 ½”–2″ wide, white petals with violet-blue streaks.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. For continual bloom, sow every 2 to 4 weeks after initial sowing until midsummer. Also sow in early fall for very early spring bloom.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; seedlings are sensitive to transplant disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 10 – 15 days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 8″

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning when fully open. For dried pods, let seed pods form, then clip and hang upside down in a warm, dry location out of bright light, for about 2 weeks.
Special Care: Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom period and prevent re-seeding unless you want the attractive seed pods for arrangements.

170 seeds