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Argyranthemum - 'petit pink' (Argyranthemum, Marguerite)

Argyranthemum - 'petit pink' (Argyranthemum, Marguerite)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Argyranthemum Description

Marguerite is often used as an mid sized impact bedding plant, producing prodigious quantities of blossom during mid to late summer and autumn. It size means that it is often planted mid border, either among other bedding plants or spot planted between herbaceous plants and grasses. In colder areas it rarely survives the winter months so is often planted in pots and tubs, where it is appreciated for its fast establishment, compact habit and long flowering period.

Argyranthemum - Cultivation Notes

Argyranthemum can overwinter outside in the UK, but will require a warm sheltered spot in full sun to survive. It will put up with any reasonable well drained fertile soil and can be grown in a container and overwintered under cold glass. A winter mulch will also help protect overwintering outdoor plants. Stake taller plants and propagate by cuttings.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Argyranthemum:

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

Weaknesses of Argyranthemum

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Argyranthemum:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • 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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