BERKHEYA purpurea

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BERKHEYA purpurea

Purple Berkheya
[Silver Spikes, Zulu Warrior]
Select Item No. BA048

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Special Features: Drought resistant, long-blooming, large lavender daisies.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lavender to pale purple
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: prickly, silver-green
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 70 cm
Spacing between Plants: 70 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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