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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Brachyscome multifida 
1 synonym:     Brachyscome marginata var. multifida 
Common Name:Cut Leaf Daisy  , rocky daisy  , Hawkesbury daisy 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Moist, Well Drained
40 cm x 1 m
Foliage:Very narrow pinnate leaves about 3-6 cm long
Flowers:Prolific single blue, mauve, pink or white daisy flowerheads held above the foliage on erect on stems. Flowers most of the year, peaking in Spring and Summer.

Fast growing, low spreading perennial.  Moist clay soils, tolerating dryness once established. Tolerates full & partial sun.

This is our most popular plant, effective as mass plantings, over retaining walls, in rockeries, as container plants and to soften borders.  Spreads by underground suckers and roots to form a clump making it useful as a soil binder.  Removal of spent flowerheads will encourage new ones. Pruning is beneficial.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Australian Native Plants Society 
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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