Purple Berkheya (berk-HE-yuh: pur-PUR-ee-uh) Asteraceae:
Large attractive daisy-like flowers over rosettes of thistle-like foliage. The plants should be grown in full sun in soils with plenty of compost and good drainage. A stunning summer blooming addition to a border or garden with large rocks. A fast-growing, long-lived perennial, with flowering stems up to three feet tall.
Native to South Africa.