Scabiosa, 'Black Knight'

(Scabiosa atropupurea) Among the most dramatic, long-lasting and early-blooming flowers we grow as well as the most intense deep and very dark maroon/black blooms highlighted with speckles of whitish-pink on their long stamens. They have a mildly sweet smell and keep on blooming from late spring through early fall provided you cut spent flowers. Tall and graceful at 3-4’, they have long, strong stems perfect for bouquets. One of our very favorite cut flowers ideal for any type of bouquet and a lovely addition to your bee buffet!
90 days. MP

Packet: 50 seeds

Product Code: SCA-BK-pkt

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Growing Info


Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out after last frost.

Direct sow after last frost.

Note: Germination can be tricky. Patience!


Cover seeds very lightly




10-12 days @ soil temp 65-70F


Full sun


Average-high. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained  and evenly moist soil.


Loved by pollinators!

Some staking or netting keeps them upright and tidy.

Cut when flowers are in bud stage or just opening and expect a vase life of a week.