Plantidote of the Day 2011-09-09
An annual in theory, love-in-a-mist is such a reliable self sower that many gardeners consider it an accidental perennial. The pastel-colored flowers are easily dried and/or pressed for dried flower arrangements. Or harvest a few of the seed pods for dried bouquets. Just be sure to leave enough pods so the plants can regrow next season.
Love-in-a-mist likes sun, but will make do with some partial shade. The USDA recommends growing it in zones 4 through 9, but it's doing just fine here in Zone 10. If you'd like to try these, here's a suggestion: sow the seeds where you want the plants to grow, since they do not like being transplanted.
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