Brachycome iberidifolia
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Brachycome iberidifolia

Swan River daisy

  family compositae 
  genus brachycome 

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Genus  Brachycome Species  iberidifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  brachyome   Swan River daisy Family  COMPOSITAE Specimen number  S11877 Data source  HtZn p85;Xeri p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  8" - 1' 6" Overall spread  1'
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in rock gardens. Brachycome iberidifolia can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Brachyome (also known as Swan River daisy) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in fertile soils. This species requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Rock gardens Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Propagation of Brachycome iberidifolia can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brachycome iberidifolia has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Brachyome (locally known in some parts as Swan River daisy) has masses of 1" daisy-like flowers. Flowers are often found in such colors as white, pink, lavender, blue or rose.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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