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

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

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As a thistle it comes complete with requisite prickles

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Its spike should reach 75cm

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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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