Love-in-a-mist looks charming in a loose cottage, meadow, or cutting garden. You can also use this annual in a container planting where the fennel-like foliage adds texture and contrast to bolder leaves like lamb’s ear or Bergenia.

Love-in-a-mist is a prolific re-seeder. One packet will start your obsession and then you can redeem your rewards for years to come.

Native to rocky areas of North Africa and southern Europe, Nigella has a long season of interest.