BRACHYCOME

BRACHYCOME

The Brachycome genus belongs to the Asteraceae (composite) family, as do daisies and chrysanthemums. Brachycomes are perennial plants native to Australia, New Zealand, and Africa; and in Italy they are cultivated as annuals. They are shrubs, with numerous branches that can reach 30 cm in length and have thin, sharply toothed leaves and, at their apex, composite flowers of 1 or 2 cm, similar to little daisies, with mauve, light blue, or yellow petals. They require sunny or partially shady spots and loose, well-drained soil. They grow well with frequent watering, but between one watering and the next the soil must be allowed to dry up. To facilitate flowering, it is advisable to remove the shriveled flowers. Brachycomes can be used in rock gardens where they create lovely patches of colour. They must be fed once a month with a soluble fertilizer dissolved in the watering can. These plants is usually very rustic in nature and are not prone to attack by disease or parasites.

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