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Brachyscome melanocarpa 'Hot Candy' (Brachyscome, Native Daisy)

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Helpful articles

Planning your garden. Learn how to design a garden using a step-by-step approach.

Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.

Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.

Plant index (not used). (not used).

Plant description

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Brachyscome melanocarpa 'Hot Candy' is a herbaceous perennial groundcover plant. It has a compact suckering growth habit, growing to around 30 cms high and half a metre wide. It is long flowering, and bears masses of small purple-pink flowers from spring through to autumn. It will grow in full sun to part shade.

Propagation is by division of the plant.

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: purple or pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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