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Brachyscome Fresco™ Purple

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Fresco Purple has finely textured foliage and small blue flowers that last all season long. Compact and upright-mounded plants prefer cooler temperatures. High light will produce the best habit for bright, large blooms.
Breeder Acknowledgment: FRESCO is a U.S. trademark of Danziger Flower Farm.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 4-6" (10-15cm)
Spread: 8-12" (20-30cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 32, 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: Optional
Average Days with Mist: 6-8
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: Brachyscome has a lower mist requirement that other crops. Be sure to keep the soil from becoming saturated during rooting phase. Avoid sticking too deep.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-9,000
Temperature Day: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
Temperature Night: 58-65°F (14-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 125-200
No. of Pinches: 0-1
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed.
Pests: Thrips, whitefly
Diseases: Botrytis, Thielaviopsis
Comments: Cool temperatures and high light levels will produce the highest quality plants.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 10-14 weeks
Brachyscome Fresco™ Purple