(Dwarf Sugar Palm, Formosa Palm)
Valued for its large, lush, tropical leaves and its remarkable cold hardiness, this small clump-forming palm is native to moist forested slopes in Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. Its stems are monocarpic, each individual trunk dying after it flowers and fruits.
The enormous, feather-like, upright fronds are borne atop short slender trunks clothed with black hairy fibers. Each frond comprises numerous long narrow blade-shaped leaflets, paired along a midrib (or "rachis"). The stiff leaflets are...
(Flatbud Pricklypoppy, Pricklepoppy)
The enormous white crepe paper flowers are beguilingly at odds with the rest of this prickly short-lived perennial from dry regions of western North America. Borne on stout spiny stems that can vary from calf- to waist-high, the white, four- to six-petaled blooms open from bristly buds in late spring and summer. A powderpuff cluster of numerous yellow stamens ornaments the center of each flower. The blossoms are held above handsome dense clumps of deeply lobed gray-green leaves that are prickly on...
James H. Schutte
(Argyranthemum, Marguerite Daisy)
The tough shrubby Marguerite daisy is popular for both its beauty and resilience. The genus Argyranthemum is comprised of about 24 species of evergreen perennial subshrubs native to the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macaronesia. They are often grown as perennials in frost-free climates and bedding annuals in cooler zones.
The rounded bushy plants are spreading to erect and clump-forming. The leaves are generally deeply lobed or dissected, held alternately on the stem...
(Argyranthemum, Sassy® White Argyranthemum, Sassy® White Marguerite Daisy)
The landscape-durable, shrubby Sassy® White Marguerite daisy - cultivar 'Arg Whit' - is admirable for its mounding foliage and numerous white daisy-like blossoms. A hybrid tender perennial developed in 2002 in The Netherlands, it's widely grown as an annual. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, each flower opens with a golden center surrounded by short white petals. The blossoms are larger and begin to appear earlier in spring compared to the series companion cultivar...
(Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe Lemon Anemone Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe Lemon Anemone Marguerite Daisy)
Attractive, fine-textured foliage and anemone-like, buttery-yellow flowers set the Shere™ Monroe Lemon Anemone Marguerite daisy apart from others. It was developed by Dutch Syngenta plant breeders in 2003. A rounded, compact plant, the long-lasting flowers occur on self-branching stem tips. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, the flower heads are semi-double. Instead of a golden eye center, a flattened crown of short petaloids create the anemone-like center. Surrounding...
(Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe White Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe White Marguerite Daisy)
Shere™ Monroe White Marguerite daisy is a very compact, ball-shaped plant that bears white daisy flowers. It was the result of a controlled breeding program by Syngenta Seeds in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The compact growth habit, early flowering and little need for growth chemicals makes this cultivar unsurpassed for greenhouse potted gift plant production. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, the flower heads have a golden eye center surrounded by a single or double...
(Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe Rose Argyranthemum, Shere™ Monroe Rose Marguerite Daisy)
Big pink daisy flowers that seem to float above a compact mound of dark, frilly foliage are qualities of the Shere™ Monroe Rose Marguerite daisy. It was the result of a controlled breeding program by Syngenta Seeds in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands in 2003. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, the flower heads have a yellow eye center surrounded by a single row of rose-pink petals. The slightly pleated petals fade to lighter pink as the flower ages. The flowers measure up...
Ball® Horticultural Company
(Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Cherry Red Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Cherry Red Marguerite Daisy)
The shrubby evergreen Marguerite daisy is beautiful and durable. The hybrid Madeira™ Cherry Red -- cultivar 'Bonmadcher' -- is compact, well-branched and uniform. Its daisy-like flowers have multicolored centers with dark red, orange and yellow bands. The many petals radiate outward, white at their base but mainly a powdery medium red. The petals have a hint of coral. Madeira™ Cherry Red is a tough plant that is grown as a perennial in frost-free climates and a bedding annual in cold winter regions....
Ball® Horticultural Company
(Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Crested Primrose Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Crested Primrose Marguerite Daisy)
The shrubby evergreen Marguerite daisy is beautiful and durable. The hybrid Madeira™ Crested Primrose -- cultivar 'Bonmadcimro' -- is compact, well-branched and uniform. Each daisy-shaped flower has a yellow center teeming with tiny light yellow florets to create a fluffy, button-like eye. The ray petals that surround the eye are an even lighter pale yellow. Madeira™ Crested Primrose is a tough plant that is grown as a perennial in frost-free climates and a bedding annual in cold winter regions....
Ball® Horticultural Company
(Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Crested Violet Argyranthemum, Madeira™ Crested Violet Marguerite Daisy)
The shrubby evergreen Marguerite daisy is beautiful and durable. The hybrid Madeira™ Crested Violet -- cultivar 'Bonmadcink' -- is compact, well-branched and uniform. Its daisy-like flowers have cream and lavender-pink centers teaming with many reduced petals, creating a semi-double flower head. The ray petals the radiate outward are first deep lavender-pink but then fade to a lighter shade as they age. Madeira™ Crested Violet is a tough plant that is grown as a perennial in frost-free climates and...