The flower world is huge and beautiful. Since early spring, our summer cottage has been painted with various colors: perennial, biennial and, of course, annuals. It is with the latter that spring is the most troublesome, but on the other hand, every summer they make flowerbeds and flowerbeds unique and charming. Nemesia, snapdragon, venidium, lobelia, godetia, marigolds, gypsophila, zinnia, alissum, lavater, petunia, dimorphotheca, marigolds, ageratum, Iberis, asters ... It seems time to stop. But every summer there is something new in the family of my annuals. Last year it was a brahikoma. I accidentally saw a bag of Blue Star seeds and decided to tame a stranger.
Sowed seeds in light soil in early April, slightly sprinkled with river sand. A week later, shoots appeared. Gently watered with a pale pink solution of potassium permanganate. Here came the first pair of leaves, the second, the plant resembled dill with its delicate cirrus foliage. At the beginning of May, she poured the kids into one-time cups, several pieces each. It turned out that the plant tolerates transplant painlessly. Until mid-June, brahikoma lived in a tomato greenhouse. By the time of planting in the open ground, some plants had buds and even bloomed with charming sky-blue flowers with a bright yellow center. The transplant was well tolerated, and very soon flowerbeds and rabatka were unrecognizable: the plants quickly grew, turning into fluffy bushes, completely covered with miniature lovely flowers. In lieu of others, others were revealed to be blooming, brahikoma pleased us with flowering until the end of August, even on cloudy and rainy days.
Brahikoma is a beautiful border plant. It bloomed next to the carmine lion's pharynx Tom Tamb, Nemesia Carnival and King’s Robe, Star Rain and the Flickering Star phlox, carnations, verbena, marigolds and viola. And the flowerbed, where the tea-hybrid rose blossomed against the background of white gypsophila, the brachycoma gave special charm.
This graceful plant is light and thermophilic. It reaches the greatest decorative effect on light nutrient soils. In an open sunny place it requires frequent watering and fades faster, blooms longer and more abundantly in partial shade. Tame a brahikim and she will not disappoint you!
Brahikoma (lat. Brachyscome) is a genus of flowering plants of the aster family, or Compositae. Most are endemic in Australia, and several come from New Zealand and New Guinea.
Henri Cassini published the name Brachyscome in 1816, the name is formed from the Greek words brachys (“short”) and kome (“hair”).
Brahikomes are annual and perennial herbaceous plants and small shrubs. The leaves are whole or pinnately separate, arranged in the next order. Inflorescences - baskets, solitary or collected in racemose inflorescences. Reed flowers are white, blue, lilac or pink, located in 1-2 rows; tubular - small, yellow or dark brown. The fruit is a wedge-shaped achene with a crest of short setae.
Brachyscome (Brachyscome) gained wide popularity as easily cultivated ornamental plants for flower beds. The most famous of more than 40 species for Russian florists was Brachikoma Iberisolica - Brachyscome iberidifolia