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Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight ~ Black Knight Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa Black Knight grows 24-32" tall. The plants slowly spread from the base. The Black Knight Pincushion Flower will produce many more of these spectacular 1" red flowers with white stamens. The Black Knight Pincushion Flower will bloom Spring through Fall if the spent flowers are removed. Scabiosa Black Knight is hardy into the mid-20°s F and likely below if well mulched. Scabiosa Black Knight requires regular irrigation but is not particular about soils or exposure. If planted in the shade Scabiosa Black Knight may require support to keep the flowers from tipping. The Gray Hairstreak and Variable Checkerspot will drop by for a sip of nectar if they are around.

Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight, Black Knight Pincushion Flower

Dark magenta purple flower head - Scabiosa Black Knight - Black Knight Pincushion Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.