Scabious 'Black Knight' Seeds
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
Enigmatic, Enchanting Scabiosa 'Black Knight'
Envelop your garden in the deep, dark blooms of Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’. This captivating variety features nearly black, detailed pin cushion-like blooms, providing a striking contrast in any floral arrangement. A magnet for pollinators and a unique choice for cut flowers, its rare hue adds an intriguing element to mixed garden borders, epitomising beauty and mystique in every petal.
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- Attracts pollinators to your garden
- Adds dark blooms to front borders without feeling heavy
- Long-lasting flowers throughout the summer season
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About Scabiosa 'Black Knight'
Scabious belongs to a family of flowering plants in the honeysuckle group, Caprifoliaceae. Loads of species in this genus are often called scabious; however, a few plants known by this name now fall under related genera like Knautia and Succisa, some of which used to be part of Scabiosa. Also, you'll often hear people calling members of this genus pincushion flowers, another common name for these plants.
In The Records
Historically, Scabiosa has been a component of herbal remedies that tribes used to treat coughs, fevers, and internal inflammation. The name of the plant, Scabiosa, references the Caucasus Mountain region, located between the Black and Caspian Seas, where Scabiosa is endemic.
|Features||Perfect for pots, great cut flowers and pollinator-friendly|
|Locations||Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Scabiosa 'Black Knight'|
|Other Names||Pincushion flower|
|Pot Size||35 cm|
|Number of Seeds||50|
|Sowing Tips||Sow seeds on firm, damp soil and lightly cover. Place in a sunny spot and keep well hydrated.|
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