This south African plant usually requires a double take from garden visitors. A rare and unique perennial native to South Africa that has slumbered in relative obscurity. It is now sought out for its architectural form of prickly winged stems and pointed dark green leaves. Large clusters of stunning daisy shaped lavender blooms with dark purple centers open all summer long. Beautiful with low grasses in well-drained locations. Attractive to pollinators. A bloom with class and makes a useful cut flower, fresh or dried. Drought tolerant perennial Zone 3-9.