February 4, 2023
Argyranthemum frutescens, Marguerite

Argyranthemum frutescens is also known as Marguerite, Paris Daisy, or Marguerite Daisy. It is from the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a perennial plant. In colder climates, they are treated as an annual. Argyranthemum frutescens is native to the Canary Islands. They are at their best in coastal regions. If the temperature falls to -5° try using mulch to protect them.

Argyranthemum frutescens, Marguerite
Argyranthemum frutescens

Argyranthemum frutescens grows from 20 to 80cm or 8 to 32in. Green pinnately dissected foliage with daisy-like white flowers is what best describes them.

Grow them in full sun. plant them in moist but well-drained soil. Deadhead the flowers to prolong flowering season which could be from spring through autumn.

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or semi-hard cuttings the rest of the year. They look great in borders or wildflower landscapes, also in pots and containers. Watch out for leaf miners and Crown gall.

Argyranthemum frutescens
Argyranthemum frutescens

For the pink version, read about Argyranthemum frutescens Molimba ‘Pink’ it produces a profusion of pink daisy-like flowers in late spring and summer. It grows to 18in or 45cm.

Also read about Argyranthemum frutescens subspcanariae.

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