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ARGYRANTHEMUM (SHERE™ MAGGY WHITE)

Image of Argyranthemum (SHERE™ MAGGY WHITE, SHERE™ SERIES)

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARGYRANTHEMUM( SHERE™ MAGGY WHITE, SHERE™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Argyranthemum, Shere™ Maggy White Argyranthemum, Shere™ Maggy White Marguerite Daisy

Special Notice

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

General Description

Producing both attractive, fine-textured foliage and large white daisy flowers, the shrubby Shere™ Maggy White Marguerite daisy is one of the better performing modern hybrid cultivars. It was developed by Syngenta. A mounding, vigorous plant that blooms heavily, the flowers occur on self-branching stem tips. First appearing early in the spring for a long flowering season, the flower heads are daisy-like with a golden yellow eye or disc surrounded by a single row of snow white petals.

This bushy mound-forming perennial has bright grayish blue-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 Shere™ Maggy White Marguerite daisy in seaside gardens, large containers, or sunny garden beds. The blooms attract butterflies and may also be cut for flower arrangements.

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"-22" / 45.7cm - 55.9cm

  • Width

    31"-36" / 78.7cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, 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

    White

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes