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Argyranthemum - 'Powder Puff' (Argyrantehmum, Marguerite)

Argyranthemum - 'Powder Puff' (Argyrantehmum, Marguerite)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Light pink Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Argyranthemum Description

Marguerite produces prodigious quantities of blossom during mid to late summer and well into autumn. It is fast growing and will reach up to 1 metre in height. 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 containers, where it is for it is grown for its compact habit and long flowering period.

Argyranthemum - Cultivation Notes

Argyranthemum will require a warm sheltered spot in full sun to survive the British winter. It will tolerate any fertile well drained soil, and can be grown in a container and overwintered under cold glass. Stake taller plants and propagate by cuttings.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Argyranthemum:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Argyranthemum

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Argyranthemum:

  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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Common Missspellings: Argiranthemum, Argoranthemum

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