Growing Trachymene

Latin Name Pronunciation: trak' ee-meen

Trachymene is native to Australia and is also known by the genus name Didiscus. It is grown as an annual and blooms from summer until frost. Plant in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil that is rich with organic matter. In hotter regions, plants benefit from afternoon shade. It makes a nice addition to borders and cutting gardens, in a location where you can enjoy the sweet fragrance. It is best planted in groups for visual effect and so plants can support each other as they grow taller, especially in windy conditions, in which they benefit from shelter. Tips of plants may be pinched when they are 6” tall to form a bushier, more compact habit. Deadheading will promote continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Makes a good, long-lasting cut flower. No serious insect or disease problems. Perennial in Zones 10-11.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.