Suurberg cushion bush
18 in stock
Shrub to 6m. Large leathery dark green leaves, thistle-like purple flower heads throughout the year.
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*Kirstenbosch Centenarians are plants that have been growing in the Garden for 100 years or more, and plants that were introduced to Kirstenbosch during the first five years, 1913-1917, and are still here today. The plants on sale are cuttings, offsets or seedlings of the original plants and have been propagated and grown at Kirstenbosch.
Oldenburgia grandis was introduced to Kirstenbosch in November 1913. It was collected near Grahamstown by the Galpin Brothers. This strange plant’s thistle-like flowers show that it belongs in the Daisy Family (Asteraceae). Ernest Galpin (1858-1941), bank manager, amateur botanist and plant collector, commemorated by the genus Galpinia, had two brothers, Alfred Carter and Walter Henry, watchmakers (Galpin Bros.) who were also amateur botanists.
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