This almost-black beauty is equally at home in formal and cottage gardens. Scabiosa blooms for an exceptionally long time, is fairly drought tolerant, and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. Long stems are great for fresh cut flowers. Dried seed heads also add interest to flower arrangements. A top-notch garden cultivar since the 1600s when it was known as ‘Blackmoor’s Beauty’ or ‘Mournful Widow’. A perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, although usually grown as an annual. Plants grow up to 18″-24″ tall, 18″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® Black Knight Scabiosa Pincushion Flower Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.