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botanical name:
Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'
Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior' © Deeproot Plant Base
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synonyms:  Berkhaya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.85m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Prickly basal rosettes of thistle-like lobed dark green leaves with sharp silvery spines at the edges. Sturdy erect, very bristly stems bear beautiful large pale silvery lilac-blue daisy-like flowers with dark purple centres. Forms a deep taproot.

Very well drained, gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant, thriving in hot dry conditions.

From seed, will usually flower in the first year if sown early.

other notes:
Introduced by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V., 2001
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