Black Knight Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa atropurpurea | SKU: 0264 P100
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  • Annual plants grow to 24-30 inches tall
  • White, blue, maroon, and red flowers
  • Long lasting cut flower
  • Tolerates partial shade
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but could benefit from partial shade in the South.

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(Scabiosa atropurpurea) These stunning, dark-maroon flowers have enchanted gardeners (and bees and butterflies) since the early 1600s in England, when the variety was called ‘Blackamoor’s Beauty’ and ‘Mournful Widow.’ The honey-scented flowers have blooms that measure from 1½-2.5" and resemble a dark-satin pincushion with white-tipped pins. The versatile variety works well in both borders and garden beds, and its long stems make it ideal for fresh cutting.

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 10-14 Days

Thin: 8-12" Apart

Light: Sun/Partial Shade

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week after last frost. Plants prefer average moist soil. Water during dry spells. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.