Scabiosa atropurpurea
‘Burgundy Beau’

Wow! is the only reaction to the rich burgundy color of this new pincushion plant. Wine-red? Richest plum? Burnished burgundy? No matter the name, these fully double, domed 2” flowers are literally the bee's knees, as bees will be frequent visitors to the nectar rich flowers appearing all summer and fall. Like other atropurpurea varieties, this 2' tall beauty is multi-branching and floriferous. Each dome is comprised of dozens of tiny petals, adding texture to the flowers. This cottage garden standout looks good wherever you plant it, be it among other 'midnight' flowers such as Centaurea Black Gem or by contrasting it with golden Coreopsis, Tidy Tips or Day of the Dead marigolds. Deadheading prolongs blooming. Also attracts butterflies. Plant in sun to light shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Goes deciduous but returns in the spring.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 9-10
(Annual Elsewhere)