PlantFiles: Blue Lace Flower, Rottnest Island Daisy Trachymene coerulea
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On Nov 2, 2006, sheezaladybug from Memphis, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I grow a cut flower crop, and trachymene does great here in Memphis (7b) in the spring. Last year, I planted it out in early March and had cuts through June. I'm trying it in the greenhouse as a winter crop, but can't find any solid culture information.
In a 6a garden the didiscus self seeds. I have found over the last three years that they will continually rebloom if spent blooms are removed regularly. The small plants are easily moved in spring when they have 4 to 6 leaves. They are happier in more sun than shade.
On Aug 10, 2001, eyesoftexas from Toadsuck, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is one of the most delicate and pretty of all half-hardy annuals. The delicate flowers are a blue version of the wildflower, Queen Anne's Lace. It forms a bushy plant with light green, deeply divided foilage. The small, dainty lavender-blue flowers are displayed in heads 1-2 inches wide and appear from midsummer to autumn. They are suitable for cutting, but the leaves and stems are sticky to touch.
Cultivation: Ordinary, well cultivated garden soil and a sunny, sheltered position suit it.
Propagation: Late winter or early spring, sow seeds in 1/8" deep flats of sterile potting soil at 61`F. When seedlings are large enough to handle, separate into pots. Plant out as soon as all danger of frost is past.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: