Scientific name - Brachyscome multifida
Synonyms - Brachycome multifida
Popular names - cut-leafed daisy, Swan River daisy,paquerette bleue, Blaues Ganseblumchen.
Distribution and Habitat - native to temperate regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Description - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa, 45 cmheight, glabra. Leaves 1-2 pinnate linear lobes 7-10sectors or oblanceolati. Inflorescence 1.5-4 cmdiameter, bracts obtuse involucrului ciliated edges,ligulate flowers purple, pink or white tubular yellowflowers. Blooms in March-June. Cunea achenes, 1.9-2.4mm long, dolls, white, 0.1 mm long
Tolerances - semi shade and tolerate frosts.
Requirements - prefers sunny exhibitions, clay andsandy soils.
Propagation - by seeds and by cuttings.
Diseases and pests - Myzus persicae.
Garden Partners - Sanvitalia procumbens, Thymophyllatenuiloba, Heliotropium arborescens, Argyranthemumfrutescens.
Cultivars - in pictures is growing 'Mauve Delight'.
Curiosity - Brachyscome family belongs Asteraceae,tribe Astereae and contains 60 species.
Two varieties are known:
Brachyscome multifida var. multifida - leaves with lobeslinear to subulate;
Brachyscome multifida var. Dilated - leaves with lobesoblanceolati to cunea.
Geranium argenteum - herbaceous perennial, grows in the Alps, the limestone rocks in central and northern Italy until SE France, from 1600-2100 m altitude. Rare species.
Stachys officinalis - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.
Semi-evergreen or evergreen species that cover the ground well. Leaves linear alternee or rosettes on stems, 1.5-2 cm long and 2 mm wide, Sesia, subulate. Cimoasa blossom or panic terminal flower formed of 3.9. Corola formed of 5 petals emarginate at top, obovata, 1 cm long, 5 mm wide, glabra, 1.3 cm long tube. 5 stamens, in the corolla tube of different heights.
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.
Rosa 'American Pillar'
Rambler, 4-6 x 3 m. The simple flowers grouped in bouquets of flowers or solitary, 5-20, 5-6 cm diameter, red-fuchsia, deep red with a white spot in center, yellow anthers are visible. Leaves dark green, shiny, becoming purple before falling. Bloom once a year in June-July.
Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.
Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.
Agrimonia eupatoria L. - caoda Cancer, high turita
Agrimonia eupatoria - a perennial herb with a short rhizome and erect, hairy, usually unbranched stem. The basal leaves are arranged in a rosette. Is a common plant throughout Europe, ii is rare in north Scotland.
Eryngium campestre - rostogol
Eryngium campestre - a species native to Central and S, V Asia, grows on rocky places, sandy in dry meadows and pastures, along roads.