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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens (MOLIMBA® MINI DOUBLE WHITE)

Image of Argyranthemum frutescens 'Argymidowi' (MOLIMBA® MINI DOUBLE WHITE, MOLIMBA® SERIES) PP18808

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Argymidowi'( MOLIMBA® MINI DOUBLE WHITE, MOLIMBA® SERIES) PP18808

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Molimba® Mini Double White Marguerite Daisy

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Looking like a hardy chrysanthemum when in full flower, the Molimba® Mini Double White Marguerite daisy -- cultivar 'Argymidowi' -- is an upright but compact selection with double-form (extra petaled) white flowers. Its parent species is native to the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macaronesia where it survives in sloped terrain. Extensive breeding has resulted in the Molimba® cultivars, which are Syngenta Seed introductions. This open-pollinated cultivar was bred and selected by Anna Houbraken in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

This shrubby clump-forming selection has deep green, narrow-lobed leaves that emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Its daisies are produced just above the foliage from late spring till frost or almost year-round in frost-free climates. Molimba® Mini Double White flowers look like buttons with concentric rows of white petals.

Molimba® Series Marguerite daisies are easy-to-grow plants that prosper in full sun and moderately fertile garden soil with good drainage. An evenly moist soil is best. Regular light pruning will promote compact growth, increase flowering and provide cuttings for propagation. Plants are wind and salt tolerant. They grow as tender perennials in frost-free climates and annuals in temperate zones.

Marguerite daisies are exceptional plants for seaside gardens and quick container gardens due to their fast growth and prolific flowering. In the heat of midsummer flowering may wane slightly, but pick up again in the comfortably warm to cool temperatures later. Use Marguerite daisies to embellish mixed beds and borders, especially those in hot microclimates.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Canary Islands

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No