Brachycome Blue Plug Plant

Brachycome Blue Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: Soft, feathery green foliage, with blue daisy like flowers

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can trail up to 50cm

IDEAL FOR: Hanging baskets/ Patio containers

FLOWERING PERIOD: June - September

PLANTING POSITION: Full sun

HARDINESS: Half-hardy Annual

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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Brachycome Blue is a very popular trailing basket plant.  It is fairly fast growing, and can soon fill a large space in a basket.  To prevent it dominating the basket, plant it with other vigorous trailing varieties such as Surfinias®, Helichrysum, Lobelia or Giant Fuchsias.  

 

These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They can also be planted straight into hanging baskets as long as they are kept in the warm.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your  plants can go out in the garden.  Plant in full sun.  Feed weekly when they are in flower with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.