Scabiosa Black Knight

BOTANICAL INTEREST

Botanical Interests Packet

This almost-black beauty is equally at home in formal and cottage gardens. Scabiosa blooms for an exceptionally long time, is fairly drought tolerant, 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'. Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 18" wide. Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual. (approx. 25 seeds/pkt)

MFG Part Number: 1325

Botanical Name: Sixalix atropurpurea

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 18" wide

Variety Information: Very dark burgundy flowers reveal contrasting white stigmas as flowers mature, resembling pincushions.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant