Brahikoma — charming representative of garden flowers. She deserves the greatest attention to gardeners, as it has many advantages.

Why tenderest? Because the flower has a thin, flexible, branched stems, bright green, narrow leaves and numerous short, and its fragrant blossoms are purple, white, pink or bluish color. Sometimes you can find flowers with blue and even red petals. Inflorescences-baskets, star-shaped, simple or semi-double, about 3 cm in diameter.


The plant loves the sun, fertile soil and does not tolerate stagnant water.


The genus of the family Asteraceae is represented in more than fifty species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Of these decorative floriculture cultivation is the most popular — brahikoma iberisolistnaya.

Despite the delicate appearance, she endures drought. The hot climate it is not terrible. She is a native of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. As an annual crop growers used only this plant.

As I grow this plant

Seeds brahikomy usually sold in a mixture. A few years ago, such a mixture appeared to me. Information on the bag was not enough, so risked and seeds sown directly into the ground. Plants grown, but the stems and inflorescences were low enough. I was not disappointed, as similar to daisy flowers I liked and did not leave anyone indifferent. Besides, I got the experience and the following year decided to grow seedlings.

In mid-March, sowed the seeds — they are very small, so seeding conducted superficially, not prisypaya zemley.Zakryla polyethylene film, aired daily. The seeds sprouted in unison (the shoots were like little dill). Seedlings grown in spite of the fact that they were thin and fragile. But — the eyes are afraid, but the hands are doing swordplay required (this procedure is well tolerated by plants).

After all the action she quickly goes into growth and gaining a different greens. In early June, I planted in the ground, and she did not disappoint me — bloomed up to the frost.

Now, it is always a place in my garden.

Usually I pick for her companions: the blue and yellow viola, heliotrope and other annuals. These small groups of plants fill the free corners. Flowering plants attract attention and cause tenderness neighbors garden.

A. Chumak.

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