Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat'

Dark, rich velvet, crimson, mini-pincushions on long, wiry stems – a must. All the scabious family are known for their reliability, long-flowering season and fantastic insect-friendly credentials. More
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Dark, rich velvet, crimson, mini-pincushions on long, wiry stems – a must. Gently scented.

All the scabious family are known for their reliability, long-flowering season and fantastic insect-friendly credentials.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Group/Species atropurpurea
Variety Black Cat
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Pincushion flower, Scabious
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing 40-45cm (16-18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Best sown under cover March-May and/or late August for planting out 4-6 weeks later or direct sow April-May.
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. Grows well in container pots. May need staking.
Flowering June - August, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life They will look good for up to 7 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months, if picked regularly.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat' reviews

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Reviewed 20th August 2019 by Tineke

Lovely deep color and strong stems. Quite floppy though, make sure to stake them.

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Reviewed 20th August 2019 by Lucy

Good germination rate.Lots of flowers.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Christine

Great combination with the Tithonia

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Nicola

They came up lovely.bees love them.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Maria

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Lorna

Last year I bought 5 Black Cat seedlings, four of which were white. 15 of the seedlings I raised this year from seed were also white - considerable stock and quality control problems this year with usually reliable SR, and I notice I’m not being asked to comment on stock plants and replacements that were not up to standard.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Germinated. Waiting to see blooms

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Suzanne

Service brilliant, purchase was just a packet of seeds, nothing special

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jayne

They look great, worked well in the jiffy plugs.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ceri

Wonderful dark colour, but needs staking early in our garden! Good contrast with zingy dahlias

Spacious Black Cat

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Reviewed 3rd May 2017 by Susan Holt

Easy to sow and beautiful cut flowers which look great with cosmos and dill. Even a novice like myself, got brilliant results.