Brachyscome iberidifolia

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Brachyscome iberidifolia

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » August 4th, 2013, 8:18 am

Botanical Name Brachyscome iberidifolia
Family Asteraceae
Genus Brachyscome
Specie iberidifolia
Common Name Swan River Daisy
Life Cycle Annual
Fragrant or Not No
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) samall annual shrub
Height 12-18 in.
Spacing 6-9 in.
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color Pink
Bright Yellow
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White
Growing Areas All Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH tolerant
Propagation by seeds
Uses ornamental bedding plant
Other Details Brachycome iberidifolia, or Swan River Daisy, is a care-free annual that forms clouds of soft colour. The dainty, star-like blooms sit on top of mounds of feathery foliage
Dozens of beautiful, dainty, 2.5cm (1in) flowers appear all at one time, most often in light hues, each with a yellow centre rimmed in white.
It is one of the most profuse and long-flowering annuals, each plant often producing well over 100 blue to purple flowers. Flowers bloom until late spring; it flowers so heavily that the foliage is often obscured.
The cheerful little pinwheels form at the ends of the stalks and are held above pale green, feathery foliage.
The plant is a pretty companion verbena and coreopsis. The feathery foliage forms an interesting contrast when used with broad leaf plants such as morning glory. Its tidy, mounding growth habit is welcome toward the front of the border or as an edging.
Brachycome is a good choice for filling in around tall, leggy plants and carpeting bare spots. In a container or window box, brachycome sends its short, sprawling stems cascading over the rim and showering flowers over the sides.
They are especially effective as mass plantings, draping over retaining walls, in pots, hanging baskets and as borders. With minimal care this species is a prolific flowerer and is a beautiful addition to any garden.The main requirements for success with Brachycome are full sun and good drainage, although they will stand some dappled shade. Poor or sandy soils do not inhibit a showy display; the species is hardy and adaptable. Keep plants well watered, particularly in summer. They can be trimmed after a flush of flowers to keep more flowers coming.
images courtesy Farhan Ahmad.

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