Marguerite Daisies II / Argyranthemum frutescens

margmadeiradeeppink (299x300)Argyranthemum frutescens ‘MADEIRA Deep Pink’ (syn. ‘Bonmadepi’) – An early-blooming Marguerite Daisy that can be planted out in mid spring, ‘MADEIRA Deep Pink’ bears single bright pink daisies with a golden eye (often with reddish-orange highlights) surrounded by a white halo. A good choice for mass planting. Grows 12-18″ high by 16-20″ wide. Zone 10.

margangeliccreamyyellow (300x295)Argyranthemum frutescens ‘ANGELIC Creamy Yellow’ – The finely-cut mid green foliage is very fern-like and prefers a part to full sun exposure. ‘ANGELIC Creamy Yellow’ produces single daisy blooms (with a golden eye) that open pale yellow and fade to near white, flowering from late spring through to frost. Wind tolerant. Grows 20-24″ high by 16-20″ wide. Hardy to zone 10.

margmadeirared (300x297)Argyranthemum frutescens ‘MADEIRA Red’ (syn. ‘Bonmadre’) – Red is not a common colour in Marguerite Daisies and the yellow centers provide a sharp contrast that catches the eye at a distance. The single flowers are borne from spring through to autumn frosts over ferny greyish-green foliage. Works well in containers. Grows 12-18″ high by 16-20″ wide. Zone 10.

margvanillabutterfly (299x300)Argyranthemum frutescens ‘VANILLA BUTTERFLY’ – A Proven Winners selection with large pale yellow to creamy-white single blooms accented with a yellow eye. It is a heat tolerant cultivar with finely-cut greyish-green foliage that is aromatic when rubbed. Marguerite Daisies are not hardy in coastal BC and succumb to heavy frosts. Grows 18-36″ high by 18-24″. Z10.

margmadeiracherry (293x300)Argyranthemum frutescens ‘MADEIRA Cherry Red’ (syn. ‘Bonmadcher’) – The bright cherry red single blooms are nicely accented with yellow eyes surrounded by a white halo and highlighted with orange-red in the center. Flowers are borne over fine green foliage from June to October. The species is native to the Canary Islands. Grows 12-18″ high by 16-20″. Zone 10.

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