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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens (MOLIMBA™ HELIO DOUBLE PINK)

Image of Argyranthemum frutescens 'Argypifri' (MOLIMBA™ HELIO DOUBLE PINK, MOLIMBA® SERIES) PP19230

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Argypifri'( MOLIMBA™ HELIO DOUBLE PINK, MOLIMBA® SERIES) PP19230

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Molimba® Helio Double Pink Marguerite Daisy

General Description

Marguerite daisy is beautiful and resilient, and members of the award-winning Molimba™ Helio Double Pink is especially pretty and vigorous. It has double pink and white flowers. Its parent species is native to the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macaronesia where it survives in sunny rough sloped terrain. Extensive breeding has resulted in the Molimba hybrids, 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 green, deeply lobed ferny leaves that emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Its daisies are produced above the foliage from late spring till frost or almost year-round in frost-free climates. Molimba™ Helio Double Pink has pink and white double flowers.

These easy-to-grow plants prefer full sun and moderately fertile garden soil with good drainage. Regular light pruning will promote compact growth, increase flowering and provide cuttings for propagation. Plants are wind and salt tolerant.

They are exceptional plants for quick container gardens due to their fast growth and prolific flowering. Use them to flesh out sparse beds and borders, especially those in tough hot spots. These grow as shrubby perennials in frost-free climates and annuals in temperate zones.

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

    14"-24" / 35.6cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • 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, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • 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, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No