Description – Fully double, pin cushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. Gently fragrant, they make good cut flowers and will no doubt cause interest in this haunting colour. Easy to grow and an excellent filler for the border.
Sowing – Sow where they are to flower in april to May 3mm ( in) (Vain) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. They can also be sown indoors in april to May at a temperature of 18-25°C (65-75°F), hardened off and planted out after all risk of frost.
Growing – Thin out the seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. They prefer light, well drained soil and an open sunny position.
Flowers – July, August, September, October