Trachymene coerulea – Blue Lace Flower

A fast growing and free flowering annual to biennial plant from Western Australia with lovely heads of blue flowers on long stems in October to January. It adapts readily to cultivation to give a splash of colour in flower beds. It likes freely draining acidic, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Good in full sun to semi shaded sites. Young plants need regular soil moisture in order to achieve good growth for flowering, tolerant of dry spells and light frosts once established. Heavier frost will knock the plant down. Tip pruning the plant when young will encourage more flower heads and produce a bushier plant. The blooms make good long lasting cut flowers. Will self seed in the garden.


Family : Araliaceae
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Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Trachymene coerulea
Common Name : Blue lace flower
Height : 1
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Annual, Biennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects