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botanical name:
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Scabious, Pincushion flower
family:  Dipsacaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Very dark maroon, almost black, flowerheads with white tipped stigmas, borne on tall strong stems in mid and late summer. Fragrant. Ferny green basal foliage.

Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet and may not survive bad winters. Can be grown as an annual.

By division. Also available as seed.

Borders, good in containers, good cut flower

other notes:
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., Holland, 1992
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