Swan River Daisy
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Swan River Daisy
Common Name: Swan River Daisy
Botanical Name: Brachycome iberidifolia or B. hybrid (bra-KIK-o-me)
Decorative Life: Many weeks under proper conditions.
Post Harvest Care
- Postharvest interior temperatures above 77-82 degrees F can be detrimental to flower life and number.
- Leaves may turn yellow.
- Member of the Asteraceae or Compositae (aster or sunflower family).
- Native to South Australia.
- Related species include chrysanthemum, sunflower, daisy, gerbera.
- Leaves hairy and finely divided.
- Classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
- Rapid growing, bushy annual with mostly blue daisy type flowers.
- Flowers have slight fragrance.
Flower Color: White, violet, blue, yellow, lilac, pink
Storage Specifics: Unknown but assumed to be about 34-38F.
- The Compositae or aster family is vast, with over 20,000 species, and is also one of the most developed families. It was named Compositae because the flowers are actually a "composite" of many individual flowers into one head. Hence, when children pull one "petal" off at a time, saying "she/he loves me, loves me not", they are actually removing a complete flower, not just a petal.
- Drought tolerant. Blue flowered species in the Asteraceae are uncommon.
- The genus name is Greek for short hairs referring to the short hairs of the pappus.
- Common series include Mini and Jumbo Outback Daisies, Outback Fan Flower and Outback paper Daisies.
- Will generally do well in light levels at least bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort but more light (up to filtered full sunlight) would be better.