This popular and very easy care Australian native daisy is grown for its dainty soft green foliage and masses of intriguing mauve and white flowers produced during the year. The flowers are mainly mauve, but can also sometimes have white areas or be all pale mauve to white. A great plant for edging, containers and baskets, and massed planting where it can provide year round flowering. Suits a wide area, from warmer climates like Sydney and Brisbane to cooler climates (in positions protected from heavy frost) such as Hobart and Canberra.
Position- sunny to partly shaded, in moist well drained soil. Flowers best in a sunny spot. Prune after main flowering to maintain a compact shape, fertilise in spring and summer for best flowering.
|Scientific Name:||Brachyscome mulitifida|
|Other Common Names:||Native Daisy|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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