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Berkheya macrocephala

South African thistle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Berkheya macrocephala (South African thistle). This evergreen perennial is a branched clump with medium green leaves. The single flowers are yellow and they will bloom in mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in fertile well-drained soil with a sheltered position and full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, and divide in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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