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Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior' (Purple berkheya 'Zulu Warrior')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'

Other names

Purple berkheya 'Zulu Warrior'

Genus

Berkheya Berkheya

Variety or Cultivar

'Zulu Warrior' _ 'Zulu Warrior' is a rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, spiny, grey-green leaves, white-downy beneath, and sturdy, leafy stems bearing pale lilac flowers in summer.


Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Flower

Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior' (Purple berkheya 'Zulu Warrior') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect from wet winter conditions. May be slow to re-establish after dividing.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior'

Other names

Purple berkheya 'Zulu Warrior'

Genus

Berkheya Berkheya

Variety or Cultivar

'Zulu Warrior' _ 'Zulu Warrior' is a rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, spiny, grey-green leaves, white-downy beneath, and sturdy, leafy stems bearing pale lilac flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior' (Purple berkheya 'Zulu Warrior') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect from wet winter conditions. May be slow to re-establish after dividing.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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