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Brachyscome 'Jumbo Misty Lilac' (Native Daisy)

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Plant description

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Brachyscome 'Jumbo Misty Lilac' is an upright plant with a mounding habit. This useful Australian daisy has relatively large mauve daisy flowers in the warmer months. Use it as aborder plant along the edge of garden beds or as a colourful pot plant that flowers for many months of the year. Trim off the spent flower stems as they finish. Feed in spring with a good general purpose fertiliser. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position in the garden. Good for temperate to subtropical climate zones.

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: Light purple to lilac
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: 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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