Environmental Horticulture Dept. University of Florida
ARGYRANTHEMUM( LARITA™ DOUBLE LEMON, LARITA™ SERIES)
Plant Common Name
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The shrubby LaRita™ Double Lemon Marguerite daisy is admirable for its frilly foliage and abundant light yellow to white blossoms. A mounding, vigorous plant that bears lots of flowers, the flowers occur on stem tips. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, each flower opens with a yellow core (but no disc eye) with progressively paler yellow to white petals farther out. Flower heads are semi-double, having extra rows of concentric petals, making a blossom closely resemble a chrysanthemum or ruffle-center daisy.
This bushy perennial has bright gray-green, deeply lobed leaves that are ferny and emit a strong fragrance when crushed. Its daisies are produced 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.
This easy-to-grow plant grows beautifully 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.
Grow LaRita™ Double Lemon Marguerite daisy in seaside gardens, large containers, or sunny garden beds. The blooms attract butterflies and may 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
18"-22" / 45.7cm - 55.9cm
28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Foundation, Mixed Border
Sharp or Has Thorns