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2024 Seed Catalog

Zulu Warrior - Berkheya purpurea
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Zulu War­rior


a.k.a. Purple Berkheya

Berkheya purpurea

Zulu Warrior is a deep rooted and drought tolerant South African native perennial well-equipped for adversity. Magnificent 3 in. single, dahlia-like, smoky-lavender flowers with dark purple centers bloom quickly the first year from seed. Blooms are held atop 3 ft. flower stalks which are heavily armored with spiky, wing-like modified leaves.

The flattened rosettes of spiny, silvery green leaves can reach 2 ft. in diameter. Leaves are covered in a silky white webbing. Zulu Warrior produces superb fresh-cut flowers. Seed pods are spectacular in dried arrangements. Zulu Warrior plants are winter hardy to zone 6.

10 seeds - $3.49

Growing Zulu War­rior Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Sow Zulu Warrior seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65 to 70°F., germination is irregular, with most seeds germinating in 14 to 21 days. Some seed may take up to 45 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden 1.5-2 ft. apart.

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