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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Scabious, Pincushion flower
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: 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
Very dark maroon, almost black, flowerheads with white tipped stigmas, borne on tall strong stems in mid and late summer. Fragrant. Ferny green basal foliage.
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet and may not survive bad winters. Can be grown as an annual.
By division. Also available as seed.
Borders, good in containers, good cut flower
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., Holland, 1992