Pincushion Flower Black Knight
Pincushion Flower 'Black Knight'
The near black, button shaped flowers of this cutting garden staple are both beautiful and versatile. After flowers fade they leave behind conical, textural seed pods. Blooming all summer long, this productive workhorse is loved by beneficial insects.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90-100 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 50
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6-8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
For longest vase life flowers should be harvested when they are still in the bud stage or just partially open. Fresh flowers will last 7-10 days in the vase and flower preservative is recommended.
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