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Brachyscome multifida

Cut-leaf Daisy

Perennial woody herb or subshrub spreading by suckers to form a clump.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-40 cm x 0.2-1+m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSoft dark green leaves are divided and lobed, from 1.5-4 cm x 4-30 mm.
  • Flower colourPink-mauve
  • Flowering timepeaking September to February
  • FlowersSingle daisy flowerheads held above the foliage, local form tends to be pink-mauve. Massed flowering.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained clays and shallow rocky soils in forest areas. Light frosts. Full sun, dappled and semi shade.
  • Garden useA popular garden plant available in mauves, lilac, pink and white. Good for containers, hanging baskets, rockeries, embankments and underplanting of trees. Soil binding.
  • Commercially availableGenerally. Plants in general nurseries rarely local.
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Neville Walsh, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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