Swan River daisy


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Swan River daisy

n.
An Australian plant (Brachycome iberidifolia) of the composite family, cultivated for its showy blue, rose, or white flower heads.

[After the Swan, a river of southwest Australia.]
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Noun1.Swan River daisy - western Australian annual much cultivated for its flower heads with white or bluish to violet or variegated raysSwan River daisy - western Australian annual much cultivated for its flower heads with white or bluish to violet or variegated rays
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Brachycome, genus Brachycome - mostly Australian herbs having basal or alternate leaves and loosely corymbose flower heads
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au , the album's production company has assured the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) in Australia that the "PRISM" albums released in the country only contain locally sourced Swan River Daisy seeds, which are harmless.
We have Matthiola, Nicotiana, Stocks, Swan River Daisy, Sweet Sultan, Sweet William and Wallflowers.
The festival has its share of the regulars as well -- roses, carnations, French and African marigold, and the exceptionally fragrant Swan River daisy.
Plants such as Bidens ferulaefolia, the swan river daisy, Brachycome, the Lotus berthelotii with claw-shaped, dark red flowers and needle-like silver leaves, and plants with cool foliage as a foil, like Helichrysum petiolare, are all available in garden centres.
The brachycome or Swan River daisy, from the Antipodes, with smaller but more numerous blooms, is available in an increasing selection.
Offer A - HANGING BASKET: Nasturtium Trailing Mixed, Lobelia Sapphire Trailing, Nasturtium Moonlight, Swan River Daisy SummerSkies, Anagalis Gentian Blue and Ipomea Choice Mixed.
We've put together five bargain-priced seed collections for you to choose from, each containing 6 different varieties ; Offer A - Hanging Basket Collection: Nasturtium Trailing Mixed, Lobelia Sapphire Trailing, Nasturtium Moonlight, Swan River Daisy Summer Skies, Anagalis Gentian Blue, Ipomea Choice Mixed.
Edge it with low mounders--New Zealand hair sedge 'Frosty Curls' 'Oriental Limelight' variegated artemisia--and add color makers such as breath of heaven, pink marguerites, pink and purple anemones, Swan River daisy, lilac, Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'.
The Summer Favourites collection contains the top 40 best-selling varieties, including Swan River Daisy, Angel Rose, Verbena, Lavatera, Flanders Poppy, Pansy, Alpine Strawberry, Geranium, Aubrietia, Virginian Stocks, Carnation, Poached Egg Plant, Nemophila, Clarkia, herbs and many more.
Other related perennials adorned with blue, lavender or violet daisies are: Felicia amelloides, the blue marguerite, a low-mounding, spreading daisy; Aster frikartii, a hybrid with enormous blooming capacity; Brachycome multifida, the Swan River daisy, with delicate, intricately patterned leaves and miniature daisies to match.
Tender perennials include some marvellous trailing plants that provide a long-lasting and more unusual display, including Bidens ferulaefolia, the swan river daisy (Brachycome), Lysimachia congestiflora and Verbena.
When planting hanging baskets, choose some scented trailers such as brachycome, the swan river daisy, and for borders, plant heliotropes, purple and almond-scented, though these should not be allowed outdoors until summer is really warming up.