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Brachycome iberidifolia

Swan river daisy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite, blue, pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan river daisy). This is a half-hardy annual. The flowers are small daisy-like blooms of blue, purple, pink and white. The flowers are borne above and among the feathery, fern-like leaves of this annual in the spring, summer and early autumn. This is not a particularly long-blooming plant so successive sowings every three weeks will ensure continuous blooms through the growing season.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Cutting bed, rock garden, edging, container, border, walls. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Pinch out the tips of young plants to encourage a bushy growth.

Propagation

Propagate from ripe seed in the spring, under glass, stem cuttings or by division in spring or autumn.

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