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Brachyscomes

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - June

Common name -
Scientific name Brachyscome spp.
Family  Asteraceae
Etymology

Genus: From Greek, brachys, meaning 'short' and kome for 'hair', this refers to the short pappus bristles on the top of the achenes of some species.

Distribution Brachyscomes are mainly restricted to Australia and New Zealand with many occurring throughout the eastern parts of our country.
Native habitat These daisies grow in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions, such as light to heavy soils, and from the coast to the highest peaks.
Description

They are small annual or perennial plants which flower white, yellow, pink, purple and blue depending on the species.

Flowering/fruiting various

Location in Garden

At the moment you can see them flower in many parts of Mount Annan, but they are looking particularly good at the Big Idea Garden and the annual beds in front of the Connections Garden.

 

They are ideal for small gardens or as container plants. Because of their natural distribution they are very adaptable to a range of horticultural conditions, I'm sure you can find one to suit your garden conditions.

 

 

 

Brachyscome 'Amethyst'

Brachyscome 'Pacific Island'

Brachyscome 'Pacific Sun'

Brachyscome 'Pacific Tide'