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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Nelia'

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Jessie Keith

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Nelia' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Marguerite Daisy, Nelia Marguerite Daisy

General Description

The buttery yellow daisies of ‘Nelia’ shine in the summer garden. It’s a hearty tender perennial with a tidy mounding habit and free-flowering nature. It is a German introduction bred by Nils Klemm.

The tough shrubby Marguerite daisy is popular for its beauty and resilience. This tender evergreen perennial originates from the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macronesia, where it survives in sunny rough sloped terrain and oceanside plant communities. In temperate zones with cold winters it is grown as a popular bedding annual.

Marguerite daisy is shrubby and clump-forming and has deeply lobed leaves that emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Its single soft yellow daisies are produced above the foliage and appear from late spring till frost, or almost year round in frost free climates, and are attractive to butterflies. Flowering subsides in very hot weather and deadheading will prolong vigorous bloom.

This easy-to-grow plant prefers 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, so they are ideal for oceanside gardens, containers, or sunny garden beds.

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

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Canary Islands

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No