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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.
Flower colour: purple or pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.