Black Knight Scabiosa (Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight') Non- GMO Organic - Flower
The Black Knight Scabiosa, scientifically known as Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight,' is a captivating perennial plant that adds a touch of dark, dramatic elegance to your garden. This particular variety of Scabiosa is treasured for its striking deep purple to nearly black blossoms, which are held aloft on slender, wiry stems. The pincushion-like flowers of the Black Knight Scabiosa make it a favorite among gardeners and pollinators alike. With its extended blooming period and appealing appearance, this perennial is an excellent choice for adding beauty to your garden. The Black Knight Scabiosa, with its enchanting dark blooms, makes a charming and alluring addition to your garden. By following these instructions, you can successfully grow this perennial and enjoy its extended blooming season, attracting pollinators and adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.
They typically grow to a height of 24-36 inches (60-90 cm).
Full Sun to Partial Shade
**Stratification**: Not required
**Light for Germination**: No
**Starting Seeds**: Begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior to your last frost date.
1. Fill seed trays or pots with a high-quality seed starting mix.
2. Sow the Black Knight Scabiosa seeds on the surface of the soil. Do not cover them as they require light to germinate.
3. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
4. Maintain a temperature of around 70°F (21°C) for optimal germination.
5. Once seedlings have produced two sets of leaves, transplant them into larger single pots.
1. After the last risk of frost has passed, harden off your seedlings by setting the pots outdoors in a sheltered area (not in direct sun) for about a week.
2. Transplant the seedlings directly into your garden or desired location.
If you prefer to direct sow the seeds, you can do so in early spring or late summer.
1. Scatter or plant the seeds onto prepared soil.
2. Water them in lightly, and keep the area moist until the seedlings are established.
3. Once your seedlings have produced two sets of leaves, you can thin them out carefully or relocate them as desired.
**Note**: Specific care instructions can vary depending on your location and local climate, so it's always a good idea to adapt your gardening practices to suit your specific conditions.
- Seed count: 20