Perennial (tender), grown as an annual. Impressive 'Black Velvet' will have the other garden flowers whispering in amazement! These edible beauties add glamorous, reddish-black color to salads and other culinary creations, or make eye-catching displays in gardens when grown with light-colored blooms. Usually grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Attracts pollinators. Rabbit and deer deterrent.