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This is a superb ground covering native daisy that is the best of the yellow flowering cultivars of brachyscome available as it has an extended flowering season through the warmer months of the year. It is a perennial ground cover that will gradually radiate out to around half a metre in diameter and is ideal for rockeries, borders and containers and looks spectacular when contrasted with purple flowers such as scaevola (fan flower). It needs moderate amounts of water whilst it is establishing but after a few months it can cope with minimal water. Dead head the spent flowers in mid spring to keep the plant flowering through summer and autumn.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.15 metres
Minimum height: 0.15 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.