Marguerite Daisies will give you an almost constant supply of flowers for many months and these colourful blooms easily last a week or two in a vase. They are one of the ultimate low maintenance, long flowering plants, and these dwarf varieties are a cut above the rest.
These evergreen, erect shrubs grow into nice little mounds of soft, finely dissected, mid green leaves. Marguerite Daisies are well suited to coastal areas, sunny beds and borders as well as in containers. They are impressively both salt and wind tolerant.
Marguerite Daisies were hugely popular decades ago, before falling out of fashion. But with their long flowering period, ease of care and practical disposition, combined with new breeding, there is now a wider variety of colours, shapes and sizes and they are making a long overdue come back.
Plant Marguerite Daisies in moderately fertile to humus rich soil where they will receive at least six hours of sun a day. It is a good idea to protect young plants from frost while young. The most prolific flowers occur in spring and autumn when the nights are cool and they can flower sporadically for the rest of the year.
Once they are up and flowering, regular dead heading, or picking will promote more blooms. Never prune to dead wood but a good prune after flowering will help maintain their bushy habit. They are short lived perennials, so you can enjoy a few years of amazing displays with this sort of treatment. Fertilise annually in spring.
If you grow your Argyranthemum in pots, you will need to water regularly over the warmer months to maintain flowering. Don’t forget, potting mix is perfectly drained so dries out quickly. It is also a good idea to add some fertiliser, in spring, these plants work hard so appreciate a bit of an incentive.
Argyranthemum are commonly known as Marguerite Daisies and Federation Daisies.
Marguerite Daisy Collection, one of each variety separately labelled. Includes ‘Giga White’, Sassy ‘Red’, ‘Comet Pink’, Sassy ‘Double Deep Rose’ and Sassy ‘Pink’.
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Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Spring to winter
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade