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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens (SUMMER SONG™ LAVENDER)

Image of Argyranthemum frutescens (SUMMER SONG™ LAVENDER, DAISY CRAZY™ SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens( SUMMER SONG™ LAVENDER, DAISY CRAZY™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Summer Song™ Lavender Marguerite Daisy

Special Notice

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General Description

Rarely are bicolored, bullseye blossoms seen on Marguerite daisies, but Summer Song™ Lavender is a notable exception. Flowers are double in form, with rows of extra petals, resembling chrysanthemum blooms. The center petals are pale buttery yellow and then become creamy white farther out in the flower head. The outermost petals are a vividly contrasting shade of violet-rose.

The tough shrubby Marguerite daisy is popular for its beauty and resilience. It originates from the Canary Islands, Madeira and other regions in Macaronesia, where it survives in sunny sloped terrain. In temperate zones with cold winters it is grown as a bedding annual from spring to fall.

Marguerite daisy is shrubby and clump-forming and deeply lobed leaves that emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Flowers 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.

Easy to grow, Summer Song™ Lavender Marguerite daisy grows best in 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 seaside gardens, containers and 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

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    15"-24" / 38.1cm - 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

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Rose, Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • 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

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • 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, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No