- Light Requirement is Full Sun
- Height 9-15 Inches
- Width 12-16 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Lavender & blue flowers with delicate lacy leaves!
- Growing Zones 9 -11
Blue Zephyr brachyscome is sure to provide the cool blue in your landscape or cottage garden. This plant is another great way to add some blue to your landscape, borders, edgings and container gardens. Lavender and blue tones on this relative of asters and cornflowers cover delicate lacy leaves and are great when massed out on their own as well.
Native to Australia, Zones 9a to 11b, this sun loving annual will perform well in your Zones 3-9 full sun gardens giving you spring and summer color and vigor when you plant out after danger of the last frost. This daisy-like dainty flower is also fragrant, giving you a treat for all your senses. Pair this annual with bacopa, nemesia and calibrachoas for a complimentary presentation.
Blue Zephyr Brachyscome Care
Easy to maintain with a regular fertilization regimen, this annual prefers good draining soil kept moderately moist. While you don’t want to water it too heavily and damage the airy fern-like foliage, you don’t want to dry it out either. A soil pH of 5.5 to 5.8, slightly acidic, is easy enough to maintain with a top dressing of compost. Like most daisy-like annuals, brachyscome is susceptible to powdery mildew. A topical fungicide found in most hardwares can be applied if you experience problems.
Deadheading is important for brachyscome as flowering will taper off if not pruned once in a while. These delicate blooms will not last long so light shearing with sharp scissors will keep you flush with flowers all season long and strengthen the airy foliage. Container gardening makes this an easy process for you without much fuss.
Blue Zephyr Brachyscome Spacing
A medium mounding plant topping out at about 16 inches and spreading out 16 inches, give this plant 12 to 16 inches of spacing between plants to increase air circulation and help prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases. This cool blue flowering annual with yellow centers also makes great cut flowers to extend appreciation of your garden inside your home.
Blue Zephyr Brachyscome Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
|Flower Color(s): Purple, Lavender
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Light Exposure: Full Sun
|Height Class: Medium
|Height: 9-15 Inches
|Spread: 12-16 Inches
|Spacing: 12-16 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Container Role: Filler
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Landscape
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
|Scientific Name: Brachyscome hybrid 'Blue Zephyr'
|Common Name: Blue Zephyr Brachyscome
|Other Name(s): Swan River Daisy
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Selections
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.