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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens (COMET WHITE)

Image of Argyranthemum frutescens 'Cobrey' (COMET WHITE, COMET SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Cobrey'( COMET WHITE, COMET SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Marguerite Daisy

General Description

Comet White Marguerite is an evergreen subshrub native to the Canary Islands that is often grown as a tender perennial. From late spring until fall (or year-round in milder climates), 'Comet White' produces numerous white, yellow-centered daisy-flowers on tall stems against a backdrop of lacy, silvery leaves. Flowering decreases in hot weather.

Regular light pruning will promote compact growth and increased flowering, and provide cuttings for propagation. This easy to grow plant prefers sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil, and a loose winter mulch in areas where it's marginally hardy. It works well in containers, as a bedding plant, or in perennial borders. It is both wind and salt tolerant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Canary Islands

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No