Swan River daisy

Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Swan River daisy (Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr')
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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

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