[gardeners] Brachycome 'Ultra'

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 11 May 1998 00:16:43 -0400

I thought I would recommend a tiny edging plant which I very
successfully used last summer: Brachycome 'Ultra'. To quote
the grower's label: compact, symmetrical growth, with numerous
lavender-blue daisy-like blooms the whole summer long. Plant in
window boxes, pots, patio planters or flower beds. Takes the 
heat, too. Grow in full sun, well-drained organic soil. Acid pH is
preferable. Grows to 6-8 inches, spreads about 14 inches. If
in the ground, water sparingly; if in boxes, only when the top
of the soil is dry. Fertilize regularly with a good nitrogen fertilizer, 
with an occasional shot of iron. Pruning not recommended. 

My comments:  they are very dainty and appealing. Always 
have some blooms. Thrive almost on neglect!!!!  Resemble
asters, having their familiar lavender-blue petals with a yellow

I bought mine locally but:   http://www.provenwinners.com

Penny, NY zone 6

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