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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
Further Reading....
  • 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

BERKHEYA purpurea

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
  • 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)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
40-75cm (16-30in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50-80 (20-32in)
 

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