Common Name: Pincushion flower
Cultivar: 'Chile Black'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy
Time to take cuttings: March to May
Flowering period: July to August
The almost black flowers of this short-lived perennial have caught the eye of many admirers. It is easy to grow in a sunny or partially shaded spot in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Dead head regularly to prolong flowering period. To propagate new plants, take cuttings in spring.
Looks good with:Knautia macedonica