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 CharacteristicsDelicate-looking foliage. Blue-purple, daisy-shaped, fragrant flowers.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationRoot basal cuttings in spring, or sow seed at 64°F in spring or fall.
ProblemsSlugs and snails may be problems.
- Genus : Brachycome
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Uses : Containers
- Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : Yellow