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Berkheya purpurea

Berkheya purpurea is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is also known as Purple Berkheya or South African Thistle. It is native to South Africa.

Berkheya purpurea is a perennial producing large spiky daisy-like flowers. It has rosettes of spiny foliage, pinnately divided that grow to 45cm or 18in. The leaves are downy-white on the back. Berkheya purpurea flowers in the summer. Berkheya purpurea flowers are pale purple, darker purple in the center.

Berkheya purpurea
Berkheya purpurea

Place Berkheya purpurea in the sun. Plant it in well-drained and fertile soil. Place it where it won’t be too wet in the winter. Propagate Berkheya purpurea by seed or division. Sow the seeds in spring for flowers in the summer. This is a low maintenance plant. Berkheya purpurea is generally disease-free and pest-free.

Berkheya purpurea
Berkheya purpurea
Berkheya purpurea
Berkheya purpurea

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