ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens( COMET SERIES)
Plant Common Name
Argyranthemum, Comet Marguerite Daisy
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A collection of durable shrubby tender perennials usually grown as annual bedding plants, the Comet Series of Marguerite daisy was developed by the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. Comet Marguerite daisies feature single-form flowers in bold colors and very thin, deeply cut leaves that have a lacy or feathery texture. These upright yet rounded plants bear lots of flowers on stem tips. They first appear early in the spring and continue for a long flowering season. Each flower opens with a button-like golden yellow eye, and depending on cultivar, bears either white, pink or rose-magenta petals.
These bushy clump-forming perennials reveal grayish green, deeply lobed leaves that are ferny and emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Flowers occur above the foliage and appear from late spring till frost or almost year round in frost free climates. Flowering subsides in very hot weather and deadheading will prolong vigorous bloom.
Comet Series Marguerite daisies are easy-to-grow plants, excelling in full sun and moderately fertile garden soil with good drainage. Regular light pruning will maintain compact growth, increase flowering and provide cuttings for propagation. Plants are wind and salt tolerant.
Grow any of the Comet® Marguerite daisies in seaside gardens, containers, or sunny garden beds. The blooms draw butterflies and can also be cut for flower arrangements.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 11
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns