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Swan River Daisy Seeds

Swan River Daisy Seeds

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Swan River Daisy is a colourful and vibrant annual plant that is easily grown in most parts of Australia.

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Description

A low-growing Australian native annual daisy that provides a spectacular burst of colour through spring, attracting bees and butterflies. It has branched stems and highly-divided leaves and daisy flowers. It is a popular and easily-grown garden plant for bedding, courtyards, playgrounds, flower gardens, borders, rockeries, pots and hanging baskets.

Swan River Daisies are found in the wild in WA, SA and southern NT in a variety of habitats: in sandy or clay soils, on sand hills and plains, along watercourses, on swampy ground, on chalky hills and among granite outcrops. They are moderately frost-hardy and can be grown easily in most areas of Australia.

In the wild the Swan River Daisies usually flowers in late winter and spring but, in cultivation, it commonly flowers in spring and summer and intermittently at other times of the year. If sown in spring, flowering may extend into summer and autumn.

Plant the seeds in Autumn and keep the plants growing through Winter in warmer climates as this will bring a better display in spring. Trim off the spent flowers after the first spring flush to encourage repeat flowering in late spring and summer. Feed generously with a good fertiliser to get the plants to reach their full flowering potential.

Growing Notes:

Commercial seeds germinate quickly, within 2 to 12 days and often within 2 to 4 days. Cuttings will strike quickly but may result in less vigorous growth. They should be planted in full sun in clay or sandy soils but they will tolerate shade and, if sown directly under trees, will form a natural carpet. Sowing should be done in May or June in coastal areas and, in colder areas, they are best sown in peat pots or seedling flats in June or July. In areas subject to frost, germination success can be improved by sowing after frosts have passed.

They respond well to watering and fertilizing, although an initial treatment with a liquid fertilizer, such as Seasol, should be sufficient in most cases. Once established, plants may be picked out to 20cm centres. Spent plants may be cut back, however, plants commonly regenerate naturally from seed, even in containers and hanging baskets. Note that they are prone to attack by powdery mildew.

You can find more information on this species here.

Follow the advice given on our How To Sow page to get the best results - a glorious flowering show from early Summer to Autumn.

Please refer to the suggested sowing rate provided below to help determine how many grams per m² are suitable for your lot.

Delivery Information

Delivery Times

Regular:   7 to 11 days

Express:  1 to 4 days

Delivery Location

Australia Wide

Sowing and Growing Information

Sowing Period

Autumn or Spring  

Avoid frost

Flowering Period

Autumn ~ Spring

Sowing Rate

0.1 gm per m²

Growth Height

45cm 

FAQs

If you have any questions about our wildflower seed mixes please visit our FAQs page.

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How To Sow

Our wish is for you to have an outstanding result with any of our wildflower seed mixes.

For more information please visit our how to sow page where you will find a short video.

You can also download our sowing guide here.

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FAQs ABOUT SWAN RIVER DAISY IN AUSTRALIA

What are the different types of Meadow Flowers’ daisies I can grow in my garden?

There are various kinds of daisies in Australia that you can cultivate in your garden using Meadow Flowers Daisy Seeds, which are GMO-free and 100% open-pollinated. Each type has its own qualities and beauty. Here are a few popular varieties:

Lucinda Pink and White Daisy 

Characteristics: The Lucinda Pink and White Daisies grown in Australia are well known for their two-toned flowers. These daisies, which grow from our high-quality seeds usually have petals that display a blend of colours with a hint of yellow shading at the centre creating an alluring effect. They are known to be annuals but can be short-lived perennials on ideal conditions. 

Season of Bloom: Spring to autumn.

Preferred Growing Conditions: Flourishes in sunlight and well-drained soil. Once established it can withstand harsh conditions. 

Height Range: Between 45 to 60 centimetres.

Care Tips: Regularly removing wilted blooms will encourage flowering. Suitable for planting in garden beds, containers, driveways and road verges.

Tall Strawflowers 

Characteristics: Tall strawflowers have daisy petals in vibrant hues like yellow, orange, pink, red and white. They are known for their papery, bract-like petals. These flowers, grown from daisy seeds that cross-pollinate keep their shape and colours even after drying making them a popular choice for dried floral arrangements. They are known to be annuals but can be short-lived perennials in ideal conditions that are frost-free.  

Bloom Time: Summer through to autumn. 

Growing Conditions: Prefer sunlight and well-drained soil. These hardy plants can withstand drought conditions. 

Height: The taller varieties can grow up to 60-90 centimetres. Simply deheading (removing wilted blooms) can help promote more flower growth.

How long does it take Swan River Daisies to bloom?

Swan River Daisies, cultivated from our top-quality daisy seeds, blossom from Spring until Autumn. This means you can savour their beauty for many months. They are known to be annuals meaning they only last for one growing season.

These daisies thrive best under sunlight or partial shade and in drained soil. Once they are well established they can withstand conditions well.

To extend the blooming time of Swan River Daisy Seeds it's essential to remove faded flowers. This practice prompts the plant to produce blooms through the growth period. Moreover, consistent watering and avoiding moisture will aid in maintaining the plant's health while prolonging its flowering phase.

Are daisies suitable for beginner gardeners?

Yes, daisies grown from Meadow Flowers quality Daisy Flower Seeds are a suitable option for beginner gardeners. There are a few reasons why daisies are ideal for those new to gardening;

Low Maintenance: Swan River Daisies require minimal maintenance. They can thrive without needing a lot of attention or specific care.

Resilient: Many varieties of daisies are tough, specifically the Swan River Daisy. They can adapt to growing conditions, including different types of soil and weather patterns. But not frost tolerant

Drought Resistant: Our Swan River Daisy Seeds can withstand drought once they have established themselves, which is beneficial for gardeners who may occasionally forget to water their plants.

When is the best time to plant daisy seeds?

The optimal timing for planting Swan River Daisy Seeds varies based on your weather conditions. Here are some general recommendations for planting Swan River Daisy Seeds purchased online;

Spring Planting

After Cold Temperatures: It is advisable to sow Swan River Daisy Seeds outdoors after the threat of cold temperatures has passed. This helps protect seedlings from damage caused by frosty conditions. This shouldn’t be too much of an issue in Australia, as our climate doesn’t typically cause frosty conditions. 

Soil Warmth: Make sure the soil temperature has risen to 15°C before sowing the seeds. This creates a solid setting for seed germination.

Autumn Planting

Moderate Climates: In areas with cold winters you can plant daisy seeds during autumn. This allows the Swan River Daisy Seeds to experience stratification over winter and sprout in spring.

Winter Seeding: Some gardeners opt for winter seeding, where daisy seeds are planted in containers and placed outdoors throughout the winter season only in subtropical and tropical regions. The seeds will start germinating in spring.

How long do Swan River Daisy Seeds take to germinate?

Swan River Daisy seeds usually sprout within 7 to 14 days when conditions are optimal. Here are some handy tips to help you succeed in getting them to germinate:

Soil Temperature: To kickstart the germination process of Swan River Daisy Seeds, aim for a soil temperature ranging from 15-21°C.

Light: These seeds need light to sprout. Gently press them onto the soil surface without burying them so they can get light.

Moisture: Keep the soil damp but not soaked. Use a spray bottle to mist the soil to ensure it stays moist.

Soil: Opt for a draining seed starting mix that provides airflow and retains moisture effectively.

What is the best soil type for daisy flower seeds?

Soil Drainage: Swan River Daisy Seeds prefers soil that drains effectively to avoid waterlogging, which can result in root rot and other problems. Sandy loam or loamy soil works best as it offers drainage while retaining moisture for the seeds to sprout and thrive.

Balanced Soil Fertility: Swan River Daisy Seeds thrive in soil with balanced fertility levels. Soil that is nutrient-rich may promote foliage growth at the expense of flower development. If your soil is too fertile consider blending in some sand or perlite to enhance drainage and reduce fertility levels.

What is a Swan River Daisy and where is it native to?

The Swan River Daisy is an adaptable flower that is famous for its delicate daisy-like flowers. Let's take a look at some facts about the Swan River Daisy and where it thrives:

Origin: The Swan River Daisy hails from Western Australia.

Preferred Environment: In its natural habitat, this flower can be spotted flourishing in landscapes such as open woodlands, coastal dunes, or riverbanks. It thrives in the Mediterranean climate of the region, which is characterised by moist winters and dry summers.

How tall do Swan River Daisies grow?

The Swan River Daisies usually reach a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm). Their compact and spreading growth pattern makes them perfect for borders, edges, ground cover, and pots.

Their modest height, along with their plentiful petals, has made them a favoured option for bringing a breezy vibe to gardens and outdoor spaces.

What conditions do Swan River Daisies thrive in?

Swan River Daisy Seeds, purchased online, thrive in sunlight, requiring a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun exposure daily for optimal blooming.

To prevent root rot, it is important to plant them in drained soil, with sandy loam or loamy soil being suitable choices.

These seeds prefer soil that's slightly acidic to neutral, with a pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.0.

For optimal growth, regular watering is necessary for Swan River Daisy Flower Seeds in dry spells. Once established, they can withstand periods of drought. They should be kept consistently moist without becoming waterlogged.

What type of fertiliser should I use for Swan River Daisies?

Look for an organic fertiliser that contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), like a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 blend. This kind of fertiliser offers nutrients for plants' well-being.

Slow-release fertilisers deliver nutrients that gradually reduce the need for additional applications. This is particularly beneficial for gardeners with busy schedules who prefer a hands-off approach.

Organic choices such as compost, aged manure, or fish emulsion can supply plants with solid nutrients. Although these do not nourish the plants, they can enhance soil quality over time.