Spring Plant

Scabiosa Black Knight
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Scabiosa are an easy to grow and dependable burst of color. Sturdy little flowers on long stems rise above a pretty mound of foliage, and have a cottage garden feel with an urban edge.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual in zones 2-6, tender perennial in zones 7-11)

  • INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot

  • Botanical NameScabiosa atropurpurea
  • Common NamePincushion Flower
  • Spring Plant


    The rich burgundy color of Black Knight Scabiosa is so dark it's almost black, topped with lilac sprinkles. You can also boil the blooms for about 10 minutes to make an easy dye for your dainties. Includes 3 young plants.

    • SUN Full sun, or part shade
    • HEIGHT 3ft when full grown
    • SPACING 9" between plants
    • CLIMATE Heat loving
    • DEER Deer resistant
    • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
    • WATER Drought tolerant
    • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside.

    How to Plant

    Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.

    Where to Plant

    Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, in well draining soil.

    When to Plant

    Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.

    When to Expect Blooms

    All summer long.

    Care Instructions

    Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick blooms to encourage more. 

    Extra Credit

    Annual in most zones; tender perennial in warmer and coastal regions.

    Scabiosa Black Knight

    $32.00 $0.00 ( / )