Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'

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Buy Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' sweet scabious: Opulent colour for the border
<ul><br><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil<li><b>Rate of growth: </b> average<li><b>Flowering period: </b> June to August<li><b>Hardiness: </b> hardy short-lived perennial<br><br>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.<br><br><li><b> Garden care:</b> 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.<br><br><li><b>Sow:</b> February-April<br><br><li><b>Flowering:</b> June-August<br><br><li><b>Approximate quantity:</b> 75 seeds.<br><br></li></ul>


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • 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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