Scabiosa atropurpurea
'Black'
(aka 'Ace of Spades'
)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black' (aka 'Ace of Spades')

The nectar from the velvety black blooms of this prolific ‘pincushion’ must be delicious, for it’s one of your best bets for enticing butterflies (and bees) to the garden. Dozens of spherical, 2,” deepest crimson bloom clusters with contrasting white “pins” sit atop long-branching stems – perfect for cutting (lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.) EASY and fast, just cut it back to 6” whenever it needs refreshing.  Self-sows. To 2'-3’ tall & 1’ wide.

Annie

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Perennial in USDA zones 9-11,
Annual elsewhere