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Scabiosa Atropurpurea 'Black Knight' (Sweet Scabious)


Scabiosa Atropurpurea 'Black Knight' (Sweet Scabious)

Opulent colour for the border


Deep purple-plum pincushion-like flower heads create a dazzling display throughout the summer. They will attract butterflies and bees to the garden, look great in a vase (especially when combined with lime greens), and have a sweet scent. Easy to grow, these short-lived perennials provide bold colour in the border and look great in naturalised planting schemes.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Flower colour: deep purple-plum (nearly black)
  • Other Features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees; valuable for fresh and dried flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: hardy short-lived perennial
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