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Berkheya purpurea

Purple Berkheya, Stobaea purpurea

Hardy Perennial

Large, mauve to white flowers above very prickly, dark green foliage with attractive looking cobwebs draped over the leaves adding to its character. Makes an excellent architectural border plant. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in)

Ideal For:
alpine & rockery
Flowering Period:
July, August
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 berkheya seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Sowing Time: February to June or September to October. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Cover seed with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 15-20C (59-68F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 21-30 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 60-75cm (24-30in) apart. For best results, provide a sunny, sheltered position in fertile, well-drained soil.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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