Scabiosa Black Knight Seeds


Scabiosa Black Knight Seeds S. autropurpurea also known as Sweet Scabiosa
or Pincushion Flower is easy to grow, tolerates part shade
Fun for children’s garden, cut flower production, deer resistant
Very dark 2″ flowers atop slender stems to 3′ tall. Vase life 7-10 days
Organically Grown Annual Flower Seeds for full sun, Canada

25 seeds/pkt


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Scabiosa autropurpureaScabiosa Black KnightScabiosa ‘Black Knight’

Pincushion Flower, Sweet Scabiosa
Scabiosa Black Knight Seeds


Type: Annual
Bloom: July to Oct
Flower: So dark looks black, compact rosettes 2″ across on slender stems
Height: 24-36” tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Fertile, moist, well drained
P.H: 6.6-7.6
Moisture: Average, on;y during dry periods
Use: Beds, border, cut flower, mass plant, dried seed heads used in flower arrangements, children’s garden, deer resistant, attracts butterflies
Tolerances: Part shade
Notes: Best in full sun, afternoon shade in hot climates. Cut stems at first joint after flowering to encourage new growth & flowers. Easy to grow. Slugs and snail enjoy tender seedlings. Cut flower when almost open, still in bud phase Vase life 7-10 days
Zone: Annual
Native to Europe & Asia

Scabiosa autropurpurea Seed Propagation
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Press in, no cover. Light required for germination 20-40 days
Maintain soil temp 70°F. Transplant to larger container once first set of true leaves appear. Grow on at 50-55F. Harden off before transplanting outside after last frost.
Outdoors: March, April or September sow 3–4 seeds per plant into prepared seed bed spaced 12-18″ apart. Thin to strongest. Thin Spring sown as soon as large enough to handle. Sow successively every 2-3 weeks to mid summer for an ongoing display. Staking maybe required in wet weather



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