Berkheya purpurea
“Zulu Warrior”

Berkheya purpurea “Zulu Warrior”Berkheya purpurea “Zulu Warrior”

photos: JG in SF

Mean folks stealing your beautiful plants? Now you can have the last laugh! Outrageous, 4,” lavender “sunflowers” ornamented with a deliciously dark, puffy, purple button center appear Summer thru Fall atop wicked-cool, spiny stalks and a robust, spiny rosette to 20” across. To 30” tall.  From the Kwazulu-Natal region of South Africa. Stump your garden buddies with this one! Berkheya purpurea loves hot & dry & is easy to grow as long as there’s good drainage.

Annie

Sun   

deer proofdrought tolerant

 

Avg./Low Water  

  Perennial
USDA zones 6a-10