When to sow berkheya purpurea seeds?

When to sow berkheya purpurea seeds?

Sow in spring to autumn in a tray of seed compost. Cover lightly with compost, keep at room temperature (around 20°C) and seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings to pots when big enough to handle and then out into the garden after the last frost.

How to grow berkheya from seed?

GROWING GUIDE Sow on the surface of moist, free-draining seed compost and cover the seed with a fine layer of sieved compost or vermiculite. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator or other warm place and maintain at 15-20C. Germination should take place in 2-3 weeks.

How to grow berkheya purpurea?

How to grow

  1. Cultivation Grow in a well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions.
  2. Propagation Propagate by seed or by division.
  3. Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cut Flowers Coastal Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden.

Where to plant berkheya?

Where to plant Berkheya. Berkheya are best planted in a well-drained soil of chalk, clay or loam within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area that receives full sun.

Where does Berkheya purpurea grow in South Africa?

Berkheya purpurea grows naturally along streams and on steep, grassy mountains slopes 1 525 to 3 050 m above sea level, from the mountains in the Eastern Cape to the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and the border of the Free State. This is a summer rainfall area where snow and frost are common in winter at the higher altitudes.

How big does a Purple berkheya flower get?

In summer, flowerheads, up to 8cm in diameter, are carried on short side branches off a flower stem and open in succession from the top down. The daisy-like flowers comprise an outer ring of white, pale mauve or purple ray florets surrounding a darker purple centre All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated.

What are the different types of Berkheya plants?

Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually. Genus Berkheya can be shrubs, or perennials, with spiny, pinnately divided leaves and yellow, purple or or white daisy-like flower-heads in summer

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