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Swan River daisy

Brachycome 'Blue Zephyr'

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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
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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