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Fiber Color Range
Grayish, teal greens and bright pinks can be produced from this variety of pincushion but they are less lightfast than other dyes, so be sure to use heavily-mordanted fibers.

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fresh or dried plant material in the fall!

Scabiosa
‘Black Knight’

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Puffy, round flower heads sit atop long stems, making them an excellent cut flower in addition to interesting dye plant. With so many little petals per flower, these are a good choice for bundle-dyeing. These are a cut-and-come again type of plant so harvest often to keep them productive.

 Life Cycle  Annual
 Zone  Half-hardy annual
 Sunlight  Full Sun
 Height  18" - 24"
 Spacing  12" apart
 Soil

 Well-drained, sandy soil;
 pH neutral