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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
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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