Brachyscome multifida

Brachyscome multifid-cut leaf daisy

Brachyscome multifida- Cut leaf daisy

Brachyscome multifida is a small mounding perennial. It has very fine almost fern like foliage. It produces masses of blue-mauve flowers throughout the year. Completely covered in flowers in spring and summer.

Cut-leaf daisy is a great choice for any garden. Can be used in containers, hanging baskets and great in rockeries.

Tolerates a wide range of soil types from well drained to heavy clays. Can be grown in full sun or part shade, flowers more prolific in full sun. Will tolerate periods of dryness as well as frost. Prune anytime to maintain nice fresh compact growth.

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Cultural notes

Botanical name: Brachyscome multifida

Common name: Cut-leaf daisy

Family: Asteraceae

Native to: Australia

Flowers: All year

Position: Full sun/Part shade

Height: 40cm

Width: 75cm

Is brachyscome multifida hardy?

Oh yeah! Brachyscomes looks soft and dainty but they are a good strong Australian native. They are a good plant to gift to your black thumbed friend or relative who likes flowers but always kills them.

You can cut them down to ground level and they will re-sprout. I often tell people they can cut them back with their wiper snipper!

Wheres the best position to plant brachyscome?

An area with full sun is the ideal area for your brachyscome plants. They will grow in part shade but the flowering is far more prolific if grown in the full sun.

What plants should i plant with brachysome multifida?

I think brachscomes look good when planted under standard roses in a cottage garden. I find mixing in erigeron seaside daisy and brachyscome to be a great combo that will provide masses of flowers throughout the year.

Both can be cut back hard whenever needed and will continue to provide plenty of flowers for years.

Pests and diseases.

None that we have experienced.

How do you propagate brachysome multifida?

We use cuttings. The cuttings can be taken anytime of year. Of course they will strike quicker during the warmer months. We use perlite and peat moss to strike the roots. For more information read this article -how to propagate brachysome, or check out the below video.