Genus: Argyranthemum

Argyranthemum

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
(Argyranthemum)
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Asteraceae
The genus Argyranthemum includes 23 species of subshrubs native to the Canary Islands and Madeira, occuring in a variety of habits. They resemble chrysanthemums and are often offered as such. The leaves are finely dissected or lobed; in some species, they are very bluish green. The daisy-like flowers are borne in loose corymbs and can be single, anemone-centered, or double. Colors range from white to pink, yellow, and apricot. Argyranthemum bloom profusely from late spring to early autumn and are useful as bedding or in borders or containers.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Sometimes labeled as chrysanthemums at nurseries. Daisy-like flowers over a long period, blooming almost constantly in frost-free areas.
Care:  Grow in well-drained soil of moderate fertility in full sun. Apply a deep, dry mulch where marginally hardy. Pinch to encourage bushiness. Prune in early to mid-spring by cutting back flowered shoots to within an inch of previous year's growth.
Propagation: 

Root 2- to 4-inch cuttings of non-flowering shoots in late summer or mid-spring. Overwinter young plants in a greenhouse.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Argyranthemum

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Argyranthemum frutescens
Problems: 

Crown gall, chrysanthemum leaf miner.