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Commonly known as South African thistle
Striking South African thistle with large purplish-white flowers and large silvery-grey leaves with cottony-white undersides
White - purplish white
Height - 40-75cm (16-30in)
Spread - 50-80 (20-32in)
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 perennial with spiny, mid-green basal leaves to 45cm (18in) long. Flowerheads 7cm (3in) across.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Against a wall
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - South Africa (Eastern Cape, Natal).
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
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A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.