Berkheya purpurea Silver Spikes *NEW*

Hardy Perennial

Product + Price Options Qty

28 plug plants *NEW*

Code: wp250594
Availability: Pre-Order
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£16.80
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60 plug plants *NEW*

Code: wp61413
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£22.80
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144 plug plants *NEW*

Code: wp41413
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£26.40
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Nicknamed the 'purple sunflower', this shining beauty makes a fantastic border plant, producing a neat, ground-hugging rosette of thistle-like foliage and a striking flower stem that demands attention in any planting display. The gently prickled leaves make it a good plant to discourage pets and other unwanted visitors! Like many other South African species, Berkheya plants are very undemanding, simply requiring a sunny spot on free draining soil. Multiple flowers appear in late summer in a silvery shade of soft violet, creating a real wow factor. The stems make unusual fresh or dried cutflowers. Best planted under a south-facing wall and given some winter frost protection in colder parts of the UK. 

 


*UK DELIVERY ONLY - Delivery of plug plants - Unfortunately we can only accept on-line orders for delivery to the UK. For delivery outside the UK, please email sales@direct2grower.com - to contact us for a quote.

Specification
Alternate Name Purple Sunflower
Flowers in July to September
Height 75cm
Ideal for Borders
Hardiness Hardy
Longevity Perennial

Classification
Genus Berkheya
Species purpurea
Variety Silver Spikes

Additional Seed Information
Sowing/Planting Instructions Sow on to a moist seed sowing compost in a 576 plug tray or slightly larger unit. Cover with 5mm of vermiculite and propagate at 15 to 18c. Germination should start to take place after about 21 days. Maintain a temperature of 15c for the developing seedlings reducing to 10 as they become established.
Growing Instructions 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6"). Raise daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter.

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