A lovely thistle-like daisy from Southern Africa producing lots of pale purple/sometimes white flowers in midsummer to the first autumn frost. Flower spikes can be 60-100cm tall, rising from a rosette of prickly leaves and stems.
This is a long lived perennial plant, generally classified as half hardy and grown as an annual in the UK, but can tolerate light frosts and well worth protecting over winter for flowering in later years - you will get bigger spikes of flowers in the second year.
Shows best grown together in groups in a border or in rockeries. Looks nice grown with Eucomis autumnalis (Pineapple Lily). Plants grow best in sun and well drained soil.
Pack of 20 seeds. Sow in spring to autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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