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BRACHYSCOME (BLUE ZEPHYR®)

Image of Brachyscome 'Mauve Mystique' (BLUE ZEPHYR®) PPAF

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BRACHYSCOME 'Mauve Mystique'(BLUE ZEPHYR®) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Blue Zephyr® Brachyscome, Brachyscome, Swan River Daisy

Special Notice

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General Description

The Blue Zephyr® or Mauve Mystique Swan River daisy becomes a sprawling mounding plant with rich mauve-lavender flowers. A double row of petals surround the golden yellow eye. A hybrid tender perennial, it's often used as a summer bedding annual that's killed by freezing temperatures.

The bright emerald green leaves are deeply and narrowly lobed, creating a mounded mat of fine-texture. A heavy-bloomer, this cultivar bears light blue-violet or deep lavender daisy blossoms. Trimming off spend flowers encourages a prompt reblooming display.

Grow Blue Zephyr® in a full to partial sun location in a loamy soil that's moderately fertile but well-drained. Tolerant of heat of drought, an evenly moist soil ensures steady growth and flowering, although excessive humidity coupled with heat is not ideal. Use it as a filler to spill over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, or as an edging or groundcover in the foreground of mixed flower beds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 12

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Australia, New Zealand

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lavender, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No