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Scabious 'Black Knight' - Seeds

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£2.99

Catalogue Code: 3021-0951

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With tall stems bearing dramatic dark purple ‘pincushion’ flowers that look almost black, Scabious ‘Black Knight’ looks fantastic woven through a sunny border. Loved by butterflies and bees, and a beautiful cut flower.

Key Features

  • Good for cutting
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 50 seeds

Description

  • Dark purple ‘pincushion’ flowers
  • Popular with pollinators
  • Flowers all summer
  • Beautiful cut flower

With tall stems bearing dramatic dark purple ‘pincushion’ flowers that look almost black, Scabious ‘Black Knight’ looks fantastic woven through a sunny border. A cottage garden favourite, it contrasts well with soft pinks and purples and is loved by butterflies and bees. Beautiful as a cut flower.

Sow indoors

February-April: Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in the warmth 10-15°C (50- 60°F), and keep moist. After germination, keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from direct sunlight. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.

Plant out

May: Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when danger of frost has passed. Allow 45cm (18in) between plants.

Tips

Plant at the base of shrubs to allow its wiry flowering stems to meander through. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Sow Indoors
Harvest

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