Argyranthemum gracile Description
Marguerite is often used as an mid sized impact bedding plant, producing prodigious quantities of blossom during mid to late summer and well into autumn. It size means that it is often planted mid border, either among other bedding plants or spot planted between herbaceous plants and grasses. It rarely survives the winter months so is often planted in pots and tubs, where it is appreciated for its compact habit and long flowering period.
Argyranthemum gracile - Cultivation Notes
Argyranthemum will often overwinter in the UK, but will require a warm sheltered spot in full sun to really flourish. It will put up with any reasonable well drained soil and can be grown in a container and overwintered under cold glass. A winter mulch will also help protect overwintering plants. Stake taller plants and propagate by cuttings.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Argyranthemum gracile:
- Sun loving drought tolerant plant
- Suitable for container growing
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Weaknesses of Argyranthemum gracile
- Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
Design & Plant Use for Argyranthemum gracile:
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
- Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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