Berkheya insignis is a perennial herb that can reach heights up to 400-600mm. It is often found in clumps on rocky hillsides. The leaves are bristly above and white felted below. The flowers are solitary 80mm in diameter and yellow-orange in colour and white felted on back and is borne between August and December.
It is also purported to be a metal accumulator
It is ideal for a rockery, mixed border or in containers, it attracts insects ad butterflies to the garden. In nature this is a very showy plant particularly after fires. It prefers full sun and is semi-hardy.