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Black Knight Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Seeds

Black Knight Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Seeds

SKU: #1325

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'.

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Variety Info

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe

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

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

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

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

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

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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.