General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 16-20 inches
Plant Spread: 16-20 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Trade name information:
Series: Akila®
Trade Name: Lavender Shades
Cultivar name: 'Akila Lavender Shades'
Common names
  • Cape Daisy

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 2022-09-27
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 2022-08-21
First bloom at the end of winter.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 2022-09-24
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2015-04-18
Plant Events from our members
Australis On October 29, 2023 Transplanted
Planted in the front garden (different spot to previously).
Australis On October 27, 2023 Obtained plant
Purchased two replacement seedlings from Garden Express.
Australis On February 24, 2023 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Suddenly declined and died over the past fortnight. Not sure of exact cause, but suspect a couple of hot, windy days did not help.
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