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
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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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.