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Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight

Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight

Cut Flower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ is a dramatic little flower with very dark purple almost black petals set against lovely wisps of white stigmas. It also known as the ‘pin cushion’ plant due to its plump cushion like centres and stigmas that look like pins! Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’ has a lovely...
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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ is a dramatic little flower with very dark purple almost black petals set against lovely wisps of white stigmas. It also known as the ‘pin cushion’ plant due to its plump cushion like centres and stigmas that look like pins!

Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’ has a lovely sweet honey perfume and the Bees and butterflies find it irresistible, so makes an ideal flower for pollinators! It is a tall plant growing up to 90cm but has strong stems and although it may need a little support in the garden, it will hold up well in a vase!

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ is a short lived lived perennial but is only hardy to 0degrees so is usually treated as an annual. However with the mild winters we seem to have at the moment it may be worth leaving in the ground to see if it survives especially if you have soil on the dry sandy side.

It is easy to grow, looks fab with grasses, contrasts well with other vibrant and complements pastels shades too! A great sweet smelling cut flower that is perfect for floral arrangements!

Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight Cut Flower Information

Seed Quantity: Approx. 75 seeds per pack.
When to Sow: March to May or August to September (to overwinter with protection).
Site Conditions: Sunny, on the drier side.
How to Sow: Sow seeds evenly into a seed tray lightly cover with 0.5mm compost/vermiculite & carefully water. Keep at between 18-23°C. Germination takes between 10-30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, 'prick out' & transplant into 9cm pots. Grow on for about 4 weeks at 10°C. Plant out 25cm apart after last frosts.
Care: Keep deadheading to prolong flowering.
Flowers: June-August.

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