The Q&A Archives: Swan River Daisies

Question: I recently purchased a hanging basket with beautiful Swan River Daisies in it. We hung it on the East side of the house in full sun. Within 4 hours the delicate petals of the flowers began to curl. Did we do something wrong? Should we hang it somewhere else?

Answer: Brachycome, or Swan river daisy, is a delightful, airy, sprawling annual or perennial bearing masses of dainty daisylike flowers. The plants prefer cool weather and will perform poorly during prolonged hot spells. Annual types usually flower in blue, white, or pink. Blue is the most common color of the perennial type. Both annuals and perennials should take full sun to part afternoon shade, and prefer deep, rich, well-draining soil with a neutral pH (7.0). The wilting may be an adjustment your plant is making from the exposure to light and temperature it was receiving in the nursery to what it's getting now. Allow it to acclimate to its new home and it should recover nicely.

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