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Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Hardy Annual

Fully double, pin cushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. Gently fragrant, they make good cut flowers and will no doubt cause interest in this haunting colour. Easy to grow and an excellent filler for the border.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (50 scabious seeds)

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    • £3.49
Sow where they are to flower in April/May 3mm (Vain) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.They can also be sown indoors in April/May at a temperature of 18-25C (65-75F), hardened off and planted out after all risk of frost.

Thin out the seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. They prefer light, well drained soil and an open sunny position.

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