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Swan River Daisy

SWAN RIVER DAISY Brachycome

Annual - One Season Plant - Height 10 to 16 inches


Free flowering daisy-like flowers in colors of blue, white and violet. It's fragrant blossoms are 1 to 1 inches across on long stems. Its foliage is finely cut and feathery forming wide low growing mounds. Ideal for rock gardens and informal borders. It is a great cut flower.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: For earlier blooms sow seeds indoors in pots or flats 4 to 6 weeks before last frost. For successive and later flowering, sow seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/16 inch fine soil, firmed down.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Space young seedlings 6 to 10 inches apart for mass effect.

GERMINATION: 10 to 20 days at 60 to 70 degrees F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Plants prefer a mostly sunny location with rich, moist, well drained soil. Will bloom longer in areas with cooler summers. Later sowings will extend flowering period. Plants need protection from wind. An often overlooked annual, that is sure to please with its wonderful color and fragrance.

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