Brachyscome Country Lights
Also known as a Native Daisy.
Yellow-centred, purple flowers appear on mid-green foliage. A proven performer bred by Peter Abell during his time at The University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute. Brachyscome are used primarily as a colourful ground cover or as a container plant. They are one of Australia’s favourite native daisies due to their versatility and beauty.
Height to 25cm
Width to 1m
Planting: Brachyscome favour free-draining soil but are fairly tolerant of various soil types as they’re not particularly deep-rooted. They love full sun but can tolerate some shade, however, they won’t enjoy prolonged high humidity, such as in the tropics. Brachyscome are normally planted in multiples, so check the plant label to work out planting intervals. If planting in a pot or tub, use a quality potting mix.
Watering: Once established in a garden, Brachyscome usually don’t need supplementary watering above that of natural rainfall. Of course, water the plants during extended dry spells. Step up watering in summer. If planted in a pot, water more regularly to maintain good plant health and flowering response.
Fertiliser: Brachyscome aren’t fussy feeders so give them a small amount of a general purpose or native plant controlled release fertiliser once or twice a year.
Pruning: You probably won’t touch Brachyscome unless you want to shape the plant. However, they will respond to a reasonably hard cut-back which you would do after flowering ceases. This will encourage fresh growth and more flowers.
Pests and Diseases: Brachyscome has no major pest or disease issues. A classic, easy-care plant!
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|Tolerances||Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant|
|Position||Full Sun, Full Sun/Part Shade|
|Use||Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket, Native, Pots & Tubs, Retaining Walls|
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