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Berkheya purpurea | Sarah Raven

Berkheya purpurea

An extraordinary plant with spiky, jagged leaves and amazing flowers that go on taking centre stage all summer.
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20 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
purpurea
Common name
South African Thistle
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
20 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover February-June or September-October, not too deeply. Plant out once roots have filled a small pot.

Description

An extraordinary plant with spiky, jagged leaves and amazing flowers that go on taking centre stage all summer.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available early March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Care Tips

Hardy but needs well-drained soil in full sun. The flower heads are around 2ft tall and may need support. Berkheyas are tap rooted plants but clumps can readily be divided in the spring. They can however be a bit slow to get going again.