Also known as Roman coriander, this annual herb is grown for its aromatic black seeds that may be ground and used like pepper. Feathery-leaved plants have soft blue to white flowers with downward-turned petals that resemble a skirt. Like their relative, Love-in-a-Mist, the flowers of this species are followed by ornamental pods perfect for dried arrangements.
- Annual plants grow to 8-12 inches tall
- Feathery foliage and bluish-white flowers
- Seed pods resemble inflated balloons
This variety works for:
- Dried seeds
The seeds of black cumin are said to taste of onions, black pepper, and oregano. Once roasted they are used in many curries and naan recipes. Try using your black cumin seeds in any number of Middle Eastern and Indian recipes.
Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors just before the last frost. Will self seed profusely. Prefers average soil and tolerates dry conditions. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Apart
- Germination: 8-15 Days
- Thin: 8-12" Apart
- Light: Full Sun