Brachyscome segmentosa ‘Starscope’ – Lord Howe Island Daisy

A larger Brachyscome cultivar, growing up to 0.5 metres high and wide. It forms a compact and rounded cushion and is a wonderful ground cover plant. It is long flowering, from spring to autumn, with masses of happy daisy flowers. They open a bright mauve and age to white, giving a lovely two toned effect which contrasts nicely with the dark green foliage. Likes a sunny spot for best flowering, but can also grow in part shade. An easy care plant that needs little except for a handful of slow release fertiliser in spring, some extra water in drought time. Can be pruned back by a third if needed. A great plant for courtyards, playgrounds and pots.

Scientific Name:Brachyscome segmentosa
Common Name:Brachyscome
Other Common Names:Lord Howe Island Daisy
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay 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
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.