Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- June - August, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Sweet Scabious
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- 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.
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.
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.