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BERKHEYA purpurea

Commonly known as South African thistle

Striking South African thistle with large purplish-white flowers and large silvery-grey leaves with cottony-white undersides
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre
  • 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
  • Full sun
  • 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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40-75cm (16-30in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50-80 (20-32in)
 

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