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BRACHYSCOME iberidifolia

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BRACHYSCOME iberidifolia

Plant Common Name

Swan River Daisy

General Description

Swan River daisy is an herbaceous, bushy and spreading annual that is native to western and southern Australia. This daisy has downy-soft gray-green leaves with a showy display of fragrant blue-purple, violet-pink or white flowers all summer long.

Swan River daisy can survive in a variety of soil conditions and is drought tolerant, but prefers well drained soil and full sun. This plant is perfect as a bedding plant, edging, mixed border member or as part of a container or seasonal hanging basket.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Australia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Blue, Purple, Pink, Violet, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No