Berkheya purpurea

Berkheya purpurea

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Description

The purple sunflower as it is commonly known.

This in its foliage state is just another spiky thistle but hiding in its anonymous cloak is a glorious flowering plant. Its large lilac to purple flowers sequence on the stem and are striking in any garden. Very drought tolerant and ideal for pollinating insects you can grow this from borders to large alpine rock gardens. Will self seed sporadically.

Flowering: Summer

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Further information:

This plant has very spiky foliage so be a little careful. Take away old leaves throughout the year, otherwise leave it alone.

Common Name: Purple Berkheya

Life Cycle: perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Foliage: spiny

Basic Colour: ( purple )

Flower Colour: purple / lilac

Natural Flowering: June – August

Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Height with Flowers: 40-60cm

Soil Requirements:  average / dry / well-drained / sandy

Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral

Location:  container / cottage garden / border / Mediterranean / meadow

Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies

Pruning: Cut back in autumn

Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance

Origin: South Africa

Additional information

Weight 250 g
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Flowering season

Height

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Flower Colour

Description

The purple sunflower as it is commonly known.

This in its foliage state is just another spiky thistle but hiding in its anonymous cloak is a glorious flowering plant. Its large lilac to purple flowers sequence on the stem and are striking in any garden. Very drought tolerant and ideal for pollinating insects you can grow this from borders to large alpine rock gardens. Will self seed sporadically.

Flowering: Summer

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Further information:

This plant has very spiky foliage so be a little careful. Take away old leaves throughout the year, otherwise leave it alone.

Common Name: Purple Berkheya

Life Cycle: perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Foliage: spiny

Basic Colour: ( purple )

Flower Colour: purple / lilac

Natural Flowering: June – August

Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Height with Flowers: 40-60cm

Soil Requirements:  average / dry / well-drained / sandy

Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral

Location:  container / cottage garden / border / Mediterranean / meadow

Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies

Pruning: Cut back in autumn

Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance

Origin: South Africa

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Climate

Flowering season

Height

Planting area

, ,

Position

,

Flower Colour

12 reviews for Berkheya purpurea

4.8
Based on 12 reviews
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  1. Emma H. (verified owner)

  2. Colin Monteith (verified owner)

  3. Brian Hammond (verified owner)

    Great plant. well packed. very happy

  4. Mary Jackson (verified owner)

  5. Claire T. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition

  6. Kerryann James (verified owner)

    Lovely, healthy young plant. Looking forward to it bloom!

  7. Andrew Helme (verified owner)

  8. Meta (verified owner)

    Very healthy & is flourishing even has a bud

  9. Stephanie (verified owner)

    Excellent service, you kept me informed of delays. The plant was delivered in great health. Thanks!

  10. Amanda C. (verified owner)

  11. Elaine Allsop (verified owner)

    flower very striking

  12. GILLIAN COPPEN (verified owner)

    Still to early to judge

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