Nigella ‘African Bride’ is a spring annual here in the South that does well with a little afternoon shade (place it next to something tall and that should do it!). It will reseed and come back next year if it is happy in it’s spot. I think it is one of the most beautiful spring annuals and highly recommend giving it a try. The seed pods are lovely dried, so you can sprinkle them in the garden or take them inside to dry and keep on an open book on the mantle (or something sweet like that!)
Available in a 1 quart pot.