Black Knight Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Seeds

Heirloom

#1325
Availability: In Stock

This almost-black beauty is equally at home in formal and cottage gardens. Scabiosa blooms for an exceptionally long time, is fairly drought tolerant, and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. Long stems are great for fresh cut flowers. Dried seed heads also add interest to flower arrangements. A top-notch garden cultivar since the 1600s when it was known as 'Blackmoor's Beauty' or 'Mournful Widow'.

$2.69 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Sixalix atropurpurea

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 18" wide

Variety Information: Very dark burgundy flowers reveal contrasting white stigmas as flowers mature, resembling pincushions.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing blooms that have just begun to show good color but are not yet open.

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Black Knight Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Seeds Reviews

7 reviews
Scabiosa Black Knight
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I saw this plant at Denver Botanic Gardens and was so excited to see you had it in the catalog. It came up beautifully and is just as imagined.
Nadia Kessler

strange
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I'm not sure if anyone else had this experience, but last fall I sowed all the seed from one packet of these (2018 seed) and they've just bloomed and are ALL WHITE. No color at all in them. They're lovely, just the opposite of what I was expecting...
A Lucey
Owner Response: Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We do not have any other report of any similar issues with this seed. A customer service specialist will be contacting you shortly to help with the issue. Thank you, again.

Didn't work out
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 28, 2019
Again no flowers yet
Patricia C Tompkins
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this cultivar. Like many perennials, these do take some time to flower and starting them indoors can be really helpful in speeding up flowering. An abundance of nitrogen can also result in lush plants with little to no flowers. Please feel free to contact our horticulturists with questions at any time, horticulturist@botanicalinterests.com.

long lasting dark beauty
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Started seed indoors, put transplants outside. Very long blooming period as mentioned. I staked my plants and they had a dozen heads that bloomed in a row. So pretty and a great contrasting flower against my pink garden phlox and peach four o'clocks.
Tam

Sweet flowers, low germ rate
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 17, 2020
I grew these to use as cut flowers and for dye plants. The germination rate was very low and I had to do multiple successive sowings.
Aimee Miklovic
Owner Response: Hello Aimee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry you experienced a low germination rate with the scabiosa seeds. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal standards and our own. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help with the issue.

Not so good
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 27, 2020
Very poor germination. The few that did died before they were 4". Disappointing
Vj Capalbo
Owner Response: Hello Vj , We are sorry you experienced poor germination with these seeds. A customer service agent will contact you shortly to help.

Love this flower.
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 15, 2020
Great in every way. I grow it every single year.
Anne Snyder

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