Brachyscome, Swan River Daisy
LITTLE MISSY Brachycome
Neat and compact 10-inch lace-leafed mounds are blanketed in lilac-blue 1-inch daisies with yellow eyes surrounded by a white halo. Little Missy is a carefree and water-wise hardy annual that blooms throughout the summer and into the fall. A great choice for edging a sunny pathway, filling patio planters, or tucking into the front of borders.
BLUE SPLENDOUR Brachycome
Bushy plants with finely divided, ferny foliage are covered in bright blue flowers with yellow or black centers. Grows to 12 inches tall. A summer and fall flowering annual.
How to Plant Brachycome Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 10 to 21 days. Transplant into the garden 12 inches apart after all danger of frost.
Growing Brachycome: Shear plants back after each bloom cycle to promote further flowering. "Brachyscome" is the name botanist Henri Cassini published in 1816. Cassini later realized he had misspelled the name, and changed it to "Brachycome." This correction has yet to be acknowledged by taxonomists. In deference to the intentions of Henri Cassini, the first person to describe the genus, we use his name "Brachycome."