Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’

Scabious

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
  • Common name: Scabious
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Black

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ has fully double, pin cushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. They make good cut flowers and will no doubt cause interest because of their haunting colour. Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ is an excellent filler for the mixed border, flowering in summer.

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For best results, grow Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ in full sun, in moist, well-drained soil. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Scabiosa 'Black Knight'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Scabiosa 'Black Knight' and wildlife

Scabiosa 'Black Knight' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Scabiosa 'Black Knight' poisonous?

Scabiosa 'Black Knight' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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