This lovely perennial 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 in 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|
|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|
|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|
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