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Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr' (Swan River daisy)

Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr' brah-KIK-oh-mee Common Name: Swan River daisy Genus: Brachycome
Swan River daisy's lacy foliage and small but profuse blue-purple flowers have a long season of impact in the garden. Its compact, bushy shape, pretty fragrant flowers, and gray-green leaves make it attractive from planting time through frost. It flowers so heavily that the foliage is often obscured. 'Blue Zephyr' has especially fine foliage and only reaches about a foot high. It is excellent in hanging baskets, window boxes, or other containers, or at the front of a bed or border.
Noteworthy characteristics: Delicate-looking foliage. Blue-purple, daisy-shaped, fragrant flowers.
Care: Grow as an annual where not hardy in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers a sheltered site. Shear back when bloom begins to decline. Can be overwintered in a cool greenhouse.
Propagation: Root basal cuttings in spring, or sow seed at 64°F in spring or fall.
Problems: Slugs and snails may be problems.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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