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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.
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50 seeds

5 seedlings (510730-5)

10 seedlings (510730-10)

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Details:

Type
Perennial (grown as an annual)
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
June - August, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
atropurpurea
Common name
Sweet Scabious
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
50 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow in autumn in gentle heat and overwinter seedlings somewhere cool and bright or sow in early-mid spring. Plant out in mid-late spring, spaced 30cm apart.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Pick or deadhead regularly. Like all annual scabious, this can be cut it back hard in the middle of it’s flowering season, reducing the plants by a quarter and in two weeks, the whole lot will be covered in flower again.