Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'

sweet scabious

approx 75 seeds £2.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: deep purple-plum (nearly black)
  • Other features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: hardy short-lived perennial

    Deep purple-plum pincushion-like flower heads create a dazzling display throughout the summer. They will attract butterflies and bees to the garden, look great in a vase (especially when combined with lime greens), and have a sweet scent. Easy to grow, these short-lived perennials provide bold colour in the border and look great in naturalised planting schemes.

  • Garden care: Sow shallowly in trays filled with good, moist but freely draining compost. Keeping the tray well watered, place in a warm, semi-shaded spot and keep temperatures around 20°C until they have germinated. When large enough to handle, pot on into small pots and grow on at cooler temperatures. Gradually harden off before planting outside at 30 - 45cm intervals.

  • Sow: February-April

  • Flowering: June-August

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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