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A picture of a Quilted-leaved Vernonia

Quilted-leaved Vernonia

Hilliardiella hirsuta

Also known as

Wildesonsoekertjie (Afr.), Ikhambi Lenyongo (Zulu)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Quilted-leaved Vernonia

Quilted leaves
Beetle visiting the flowers
In the grassland garden

Quilted-leaved Vernonia Overview

The striking deep purple flowers and silvery quilted leaves of Hilliardiella hirsuta make it a very desirable plant for an indigenous summer border.  This plant was previously known as Vernonia hirsuta. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Special features of Quilted-leaved Vernonia

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Quilted-leaved Vernonia