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

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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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