Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Black Knight HEIRLOOM Seeds

Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Black Knight HEIRLOOM Seeds

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Item #1325

Annual. This almost-black beauty is equally at home in formal and cottage gardens. Scabiosa blooms for an exceptionally long time, 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'. Usually grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Seedling Image


Full sun to part shade

Blooms summer to frost

18" - 24" tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 12"

When 1" tall,
thin to
1 every 12"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°-80°F.

Artist: Meredith Feniak

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