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Purple Berkheya

Berkheya purpurea

Also known as

Bloudisseldoring (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Purple Berkheya

A photo of Purple Berkheya
Flowers
Small leaves on the stems
Bracts at the back of the flower
Berheya growing in its natural habitat

Purple Berkheya Overview

A prickly thistle, Berkheya purpurea turns into a surprisingly beautiful perennial when flowering in midsummer. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal.

Special features of Purple Berkheya

Attracts bees