Brunonia australis – Blue Pincushion Flower

This lovely perennial plant is known for its unique and eye-catching blue flowers, produced mostly in Spring and appearing at times through Autumn. The unique charm of the flowers makes it a great feature in a container or garden, with each stem bearing masses of tiny blue flowers in a pincushion shape above a cluster of soft foliage. Great for borders and rockeries, it will grow in a range of conditions. Grows in full sun to partial shade and in most soil types if provided with good drainage. Grow from seed- smoke treatment to the seed will improve germination rates and time.

Family : Goodeniaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial
Width : 0.2
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Brunonia australis
Common Name : Blue Pincushion
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects