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Botanical name: Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'
Other names: Pincushion flower, Sweet scabious, Egyptian rose, Mournful widow, Scabiosa 'Chile Black'
Variety or cultivar: 'Chile Black' _ 'Chile Black' is an erect, branching, wiry-stemmed, short lived perennial with mid-green leaves and pincushion flowers of black-red, with lavender flecks in summer.
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black' is: Deciduous
Flower: Lilac, Dark-red, Black in Summer
Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn
Fragrance: Flowers are scented
Habit: Branching, Clump-forming, Erect
Pests: Generally pest free.
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black' (Pincushion flower) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in light, free-draining, neutral or alkaline soil in a sunny position.
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Please tell me, do I take up the plant or just cut back in November? I live in mid Lincolnshire.
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