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Ammi majus & Scabiosa 'Black Knight'
Scabiosa 'Black Knight' & Ammi majus Seeds
Ammi majus is brilliant for cut flowers. With lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage Ammi adds a light touch to bouquets lending a just picked country feel. It’s good for adding height to borders, for cut flower production and attracts pollinating insects too. In fact it's such a great plant that the RHS have awarded it the AGM (Award of Garden Merit).
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' has glamorous deep burgundy, almost black flowers followed by amazing seed heads. Scabious are easy to grow and produce masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get.
For maximum flower production sow both plants in spring for summer flowers then sow again in late summer or early autumn for larger stronger plants and more flowers early next year.
Two packets of seed: Ammi majus and Scabiosa atropurpurea
Hardy Annuals (Scabious is actually a perennial best grown as an annual)
Height & Spread
75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow direct in autumn or spring. Germinates at 15°c in 7 to 21 days. In cold areas may also be sown indoors in modules in early spring then planted out in May.
Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Prefers well drained soil in full sun. In cold areas may need protection in winter.
Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.
Pick flowers early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Scabiosa and Ammi are some of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa 'Black ' looks great in the garden or a vase with white blooms and other darkly dramatic flowers such as Daucus 'Dara' and frothy fillers such as Ammi majus and Ammi visnaga.