Swan River daisy Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Swan River daisy (Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr') brah-KIK-oh-mee 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. Overview 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 Related Plants to Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dahlia 'Figaro' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Blue throatwort Trachelium caeruleum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Marsh clematis Clematis crispa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Euphorbia 'Helena’s Blush™' View the discussion thread.