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Brachyscome multifida 'Metallic Blue' (Native Daisy)

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Plant description

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Brachyscome 'Metallic Blue' is a compact mounding habit with masses of purplish blue daisy flowers for most of the year. This beautiful native daisy is great for native flower displays and cottage gardens. Use it as a border plant for garden beds, as a feature plant for rockeries or as a potted plant for balconies and decks. Trim it back after each flush of flowers finishes. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in the wamr months.

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: Blue
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: general purpose.

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