CDfolia's Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chat Noir' - Scabious 'Black Cat' x 20 Flowering
Note: Sarah Raven seeds 2010, sowed in August under cover and left in coldframe over winter. Were doing ok but by Feb most had vanished.
Update. These took ages to grow, not lots of adverse weather though, but they started to have flower buds in July didn’t open until mid September. Really lovely though, wavering between bright and dark wine colours at different stages. Most are planted in with the Dark Sweet Pea mix but a few are also in beside the Claire Austin Rose.
8 in 8 small cells west window
2 each in 4 mid cells east window
4 in the pot with the dark sweet pea mix*
‘Chat Noir’ is an erect, branching, biennial or short-lived perennial with oblong to spoon-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in summer, solitary, fragrant, white-tipped reddish-black flowers developing conspicuous violet stamens.
Sown from my Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chat Noir' 'Black Cat' Seeds.
14 Nov 2011
Still flowering really well
01 Nov 2011
Still plenty of flowers and even some unopened buds.
14 Sep 2011
Flowering day 157
PProperly flowering now as the individual flowers around the edge begin to open
10 Sep 2011
Flowering day 153
14 Aug 2011
Budding day 126
I think the flower buds began in July, forgot to note it.
18 Apr 2011
Sprouting day 8
In cells and in with sweet peas
10 Apr 2011
Sown day 0