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Brachyscome angustifolia 'Brasco Violet' (Native Daisy)

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Plant description

brachyscome angustifolia native daisy brasco violet 2

brachyscome angustifolia native daisy brasco violet 1

Brachyscome 'Brasco Violet' is a compact perennial with tons of flowers from spring to summer and on to autumn, with violet-purple daisy flowers with a contrasting bright yellow centre. A great plant for containers and for flower gardens, it is an easy care plant that naturally grows into a neat mounded shape. Flowers best in full sun, but also grows in light shade. Some slow release fertiliser in spring ensures good flowering. Trim lightly if needed in autumn.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser in spring.

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