Wordless Wednesday – A thistle by any other name … Berkheya purpurea


The South African Thistle, Berkheya purpurea, is a hardy perennial and is providing some interesting drama in my borders this year


As a thistle it comes complete with requisite prickles


Its spike should reach 75cm


This is its first flowering for me, but it should grace us with pale purple daisies all summer (according to Sarah Raven)




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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A thistle by any other name … Berkheya purpurea

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a pretty mauve pink flower, and so unlike other thistles. Thanks for the intro!

  2. shoreacres says:

    What a pretty color. At first glance, it recalls our pale coneflower. Very nice!

  3. Chloris says:

    I just bought one last week, isn’t it gorgeous?

  4. susurrus says:

    This is a push-me-pull-you kind of plant, always wanting to look in every direction. It’s a fascinating mixture.

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