Scabiosa Chile Black

Dark purple - red mounded flowers all Summer, with mid green foliage

Month Available: June

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Red

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Summer

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Long flowering period

Height / Spread: 50cm x 45cm (20in x 18in)

Unfortunately slugs love the young plants, I protect mine with the environmentally friendly slug pellets that are now available in all good garden centres

Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders

Pests and Diseases: Powdery mildew

Plant Care: Remove spent flowers to encourage further flowering. Either protect for the winter or collect the seed.

Care and Time: Low - spring

Warning: Toxic if eaten.

Benefits: Eye catching almost black flower. Long flowering period creates a good display and attracts bees and butterflies. Perfect in a cottage garden border

History: This variety was found in a garden on Chiloe Island, South Chile, in 1988, by Michael Wickenden, of Cally Gardens, Scotland

EU Rights: N/A

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