– Swan River Daisy
White, blue and pink. July and August.
A genus of 75 species of annual plants. A low-growing
annual, with flowers much like a small Cineraria.
Not an “indispensable”, but worth
growing as a change.
Sow in the open about the beginning of April,
and thin out in good time. The variety Purple
splendour has rich blue puple flowers.
The best position for it is in mixed borders,
where it should be sown in patches of about a
foot in diameter
SWAN RIVER DAISY
A dainty and attractive half-hardy annual from
The leaves are small and narrow and the stems,
of branching habit, a foot or more in height,
bearing flowers one inch across, rather reminiscent
of a miniature Cineraria, of blue-shaded purple.
There are several forms of garden origin, with
flowers that vary in tone from blue to white and
Although it is usual to sow the seeds in March
where they are to bloom, and to thin out where
necessary, earlier flowers may be obtained by
sowing under glass in September, pricking four
seedlings off into four-inch pots, wintering in
cold frames under dry conditions, and planting
out in April. The nature of growth being somewhat
sprawling, it is a wise plan to plant a number
together so that they may find mutual support.
Propagate from seed.
The flowering season is from July to September,
or a month earlier if raised in the late summer