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botanical name:
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Scabious, Pincushion flower
synonyms:  Scabiosa 'Chile Black', Scabiosa 'Satchmo'
family:  Dipsacaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: maroon
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Very dark, almost black, maroon-purple flowerheads borne on branching stems in mid and late summer. Greyish-green, divided basal foliage.

cultivation:
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet and may not survive bad winters.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Borders, good in containers

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