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Trachymene coerulea

Blue lace flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourLight blue
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Trachymene coerulea (Blue lace flower). This is a branching annual, which is moderately fast growing, and will reach a height of 45cm with a spread of 20cm. The pale green leaves are deeply divided. In the summer, spherical heads of tiny blue to mauve flowers are produced.

Also known as Didiscus coerulea.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

W. Australia

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in a sunny position with moist, well-drained soil. You can propagate the annuals from seeds in the spring, the perennials from seed, cuttings, or by layering.

Propagation

Seed sown under glass in early spring.

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