Brachyscome Pacific Sky
Also known as a Native Daisy.
The latest addition to the range, Pacific Sky bears attractive, light lilac flowers with a double row of petals to make the flower look 'full'. Has robust , deep green, lacey foliage that's forms into a dense, mounding habit. 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
You can print this information by opening the attached information sheet below.
|Preferred Climate||Semi-arid, Cool temperate, Temperate|
|Tolerances||Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Garden, Ground cover, Hanging basket, Native, Pots & tubs, Slopes & retaining walls|
|Position||Full sun, Part shade|
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