(African thistle) Family Asteraceae
Originating from South Africa
Deciduous herbaceous perennial forming a dense, ground-hugging clump of rosettes consisting of prickly, woolly leaves. In mid summer large pink/purple, daisy-like flowers arise on 1m long stems. There can be up to 15 flowers lining the stem and these open from the top down. Bee magnets.
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.