"The Scabious blooms in sad array, A mourner in her spring."

Scabiosa atropurpurea. - Mourning Bride. - A hardy ornamental plant, suitable for the border; it may be sown any time in May, and will produce its flowers from July to October; two feet high. There is a great variety in the flowers of different plants; some of them are almost black; others a dark puce purple, and various shades, down to lilac; they are produced in heads.