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Commonly known as South African thistle
Like a sunflower but a bit rough and spiny. Long-lasting in bloom though and can be planted to deter unwelcome pets.
Genus of about 80 species of rosette-forming, often spiny-leaved biennials, perennials, evergreen subshrubs and shrubs found in open grassland and rocky areas in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rosette-forming, often spiny-leaved biennials, perennials and shrubs. Daisy-like flowerheads.
Against a wall
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their unusual, thistle-like foliage and long flowering period.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - grassland and rocky areas of tropical Africa and South Africa.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - well drained
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