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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens (PRETTY IN PINK™)

Image of Argyranthemum frutescens (PRETTY IN PINK™) PPAF

Maureen Gilmer

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens(PRETTY IN PINK™) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Pretty in Pink™ Marguerite Daisy

Special Notice

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

General Description

A dwarf, mounding selection of Marguerite daisy, Pretty in Pink™ bears double-form (extra petals) flowers of medium pink. A blossom looks somewhat jagged, with variable petal lengths within the flowerhead. Pretty in Pink™ is derived from a species is native to the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macaronesia where it survives in sloped terrain.

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.

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.

Pretty in Pink™ 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 later once nighttime temperatures become comfortably cooler. Use Marguerite daisies to embellish mixed beds and borders or to fill in hanging basket or container compositions.

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

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    8"-14" / 20.3cm - 35.6cm

  • 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

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray Green, 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

  • 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