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botanical name:
Brachyscome formosa
Brachyscome formosa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pilliga Daisy
synonyms:  Brachyscome melanocarpa 'Pilliga Posy'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.15m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Small tender perennial of rhizomatous, suckering habit Lobed green leaves, often tinged purple, about 25 mm long. Relatively large flowers, about 25 mm across, bright rosy-pink with yellow centres.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun, quite drought tolerant. Needs warm, frost free conditions or winter protection.

propagation:
From seed in spring at about 18°C. Also by cuttings or division.

usage:
Borders, bedding and containers.

other notes:
Native to New South Wales, Australia

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