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Brachyscome 'BreakODay' (Native Daisy)

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Helpful articles

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

How to plant. Learn how to plant correctly. Planting correctly will not only get your garden off to a flying start, but it will also ensure that your plants's root systems develop as healthily as possible, maximising their long-term stability.

Australian native trees. Learn what Australian native trees you should I grow in your garden.

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 description

brachyscome multifida breakoday 002

brachyscome multifida breakoday 001

Brachyscome mulitifida 'Breakoday' is a compact mounding perennial plant with vivid purple daisy flowers, with contrasting yellow centres. This hardy brachyscome has fine bright green foliage, and does not sucker. It flowers all year round, but mainly in the warmer months. A good ground covering plant, great for rockeries, pots and borders. Tolerates frosts, a hard frost will damage the foliage but the plant can be cut back and will regenerate. Grows on a wide range of soil, from clay to sandy.

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: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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