All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Colour: Black

Chile Black has almost black flowers in July and August. Makes an excellent border plant or can be grown in a container.

Scabiosa caucasica has been grown in Britain since 1803 and has long been valued for cutting. 

Dead head regularly to promote new flowers.

Height and Spread: 60 x 30cm

Common name(s): Pincushion Flower, Sweet Scabious, Egyptian Rose, Mournful Widow.

Synonym: Scabiosa caucasica 'Chile Black'


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.