Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’
Also known as the ‘Pincushion Flower’, Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ has rich, velvety, almost black flowers on long thin stems, ideal for bouquets and arrangements. I do love dark rich blooms and I found it breathtaking paired with Larkspur ‘Misty Lavender’.
Once grown forever smitten. ‘Black Knight’ is a top favourite from our trials. Perfect for garden decoration, these delicate blooms dance in the breeze attracting bees and butterflies.
How to grow:
Easy to grow, start seeds early in Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. Grows well in container pots. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Scabiosa atropurpurea
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: June onwards (90 days to maturity)
Seeds per packet: 50
Cutting /Vase Life:
Excellent vase life of 7-10 days if picked as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.