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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Ace of Spades'
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common name: Scabious, Pincushion flower
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Short lived perennial with very dark maroon red, almost black flowerheads borne on wiry stems in mid and late summer. Greyish-green basal foliage.
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet.
Mixed or herbaceaous borders. Attractive to butterflies. Good cut flower.