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ARGYRANTHEMUM – MARGUERITE DAISIES

Argyranthemum – a delightful annual flower with daisy-like blooms in cheery springtime colours. In addition to its pretty blooms, argyranthemum has dark green, ferny foliage and grows in a tidy mound, adding lots of garden interest even if it doesn’t have any flowers on it. Like most flowers in the daisy family, this one attracts butterflies and other pollinator insects.

Grow argyranthemum in full sun or light shade and moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter, such as compost. Once established, argyranthemum does a pretty good job of holding up to drought, but hot, dry conditions will make its flowers fade faster. Prevent this by spreading a layer of mulch over the soil around the plant to help retain moisture. This also cuts back on weeds!

Trimming off dead flowers after they fade helps keep argyranthemum looking its best and producing more flowers.