Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome
Brachyscome 'Fresco Purple River'
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Swan River Daisy, Brachycome
A compact-mounded variety producing toothy green foliage; pretty lavender daisy flowers appear above, and will rebloom without deadheading; heat tolerant and low maintenance; great for gardens, borders, patio containers and hanging baskets
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome is covered in stunning lavender daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its tiny serrated pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Fresco™ Purple River Brachyscome is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.