Berkheya cirsiifolia (Silver Thistle)

Full Sun
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Plant Overview

A rarely seen, lovely white form of this attention grabbing hardy perennial from South Africa. Long flowering and great for adding interest to a mixed border. large white flowers with yellow centres above thistle-like silver-grey deeply lobed foliage.

Drought tolerant. Hardy in all but the most severe winters.

Flowers from late spring into and through summer. Absolutely loved by bees.


Height and spread: 60cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Silver Thistle; Silver Berkheyha.






Photo: Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.