Brachyscome multifida ‘Mauve Mystery’

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
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name:Brachyscome
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants