Brunonia australis – Blue Pincushion Flower

This lovely perennialĀ plant is known for its unique and eye-catching blue flowers, produced mostly in Spring and appearing at times through Autumn. The unique charm of the flowers makes it a great feature in a container or garden, with each stem bearing masses of tiny blue flowers in a pincushion shape above a cluster of soft foliage. Great for borders and rockeries, it will grow in a range of conditions. Grows inĀ full sun to partial shade and in most soil types if provided with good drainage. Grow from seed- smoke treatment to the seed will improve germination rates and time.

Scientific Name:Brunonia australis
Common Name:Blue Pincushion
Other Common Names:Native Cornflower
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.1 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants