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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'
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common name: Scabious, Pincushion flower
synonyms: Scabiosa 'Chile Black', Scabiosa 'Satchmo'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Very dark, almost black, maroon-purple flowerheads borne on branching stems in mid and late summer. Greyish-green, divided basal foliage.
Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet and may not survive bad winters.
Borders, good in containers