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Swan River Daisy
Scientific Name: Brachycome multifida DC.
Synonym: Brachyscome multifida
Family: Asteraceae
Swan River Daisy (Brachycome  multifida)
Brachycome multifida 'Break O' Day'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24
USDA: 8b-11 or annual

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade is better in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Half hardy annual, 8 to 12 inches (20-30 cm) tall, 18 inches spread (45 cm) depending on variety

Watering Needs: Moderate water and a light, well drained, garden soil

Propagation: Seeds, stem cuttings, layer, or division in spring and fall

This daisy was originally described by De Candolle as 'Brachyscome'. De Candolle then changed his mind and renamed it 'Brachycome', which is now the correct name. They make interesting edging plants, and are also attractive in pots and window boxes.

Blooming Habits:
The Swan River daisies have 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), white, blue or purple, daisy-like flowers until late winter in Phoenix, in spring and summer in colder areas. Trim the swan river daisies by half after the first flush of blossom, to promote more flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

In Phoenix seed in place in September. In colder climate seed inside at 50-55F (10-12C), 6 weeks before the last frost. Germination can take 2 weeks, during which the soil mixture has to be kept moist. It might be advantageous to enclose the pot in a plastic bag until the seedlings appear. Thin out or plant 8 inches apart (20 cm) after the last frost.

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