How to Grow Argyranthemum frutescens Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Marguerite Daisy / Canary Marguerite

Canary marguerite

Argyranthemum frutescens (Paris daisy, Marguerite daisy) photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.

Argyranthemum frutescens Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Argyranthemum frutescens
  • Common Name: Canary Marguerite, Paris daisy, marguerite, marguerite daisy
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 24 to 30
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Soft-wood cuttings in spring, semi-hardwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots at all other times
  • How to Prune: Deadhead regularly. No or minimal pruning is needed. If necessary then perform in late spring, and after blooming.
  • Pests: Leaf miners may be a problem
  • Diseases: Crown gall is occasionally problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Argyranthemum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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