Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ seeds – (Pincushion flower)


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This scabiosa is one of the darkest red ones with almost-nearly black flowers. The colour is great as a contrast with other colours and it makes an excellent cut flower. As you can see in the picture, the monarchs just love it in our garden.

Sowing advice

Sow in Spring and summer in seed trays or pots. Sow indoors into a moist well-drained seed raising mix. Cover very thinly as the seeds need light to germinate. Propagate at 18 -23 deg C. Germination takes 5-14 days. Transplant seedlings once large enough at 35-40 cm apart after danger of frost has passed.

Additional information



Common Name

Pincushion flower



Maximum Height

approx 90 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30