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Brachyscome 'Jumbo Tricolour' (Native Daisy)

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Plant description

Flower heads that start off dark mauve and age to mauve and end up white are a unique feature of this excellent Australian daisy. It has relatively large flowers for a brachyscomethat are held up above its mounded growth habit. Use it as a border plant along the edges of garden beds or as a potted plant. Trim offthe old flower stems as they finish blooming.

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: Mauve to white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.15 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: butterflies.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, 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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