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Brachyscome 'Lemon Twist' (Native Daisy)

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Plant description

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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.

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: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.15 metres
Minimum height: 0.15 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, subtropical, arid.

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: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose.

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