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Argyranthemum frutescens

Argyranthemum frutescens Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum frutescens ar-ger-AN-them-um frew-TES-senz Genus: Argyranthemum
Argyranthemum is often mistaken for or offered as Chrysanthemum. It is a great plant in containers where it isn't hardy. A. 'Jamaica Primrose' and A. 'Vancouver' will survive in Zones 7-11.
Care: Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage a compact habit. Prune in early to mid-spring. 
Propagation: Root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots, 2 to 4 inches long, in late summer or mid-spring. Overwinter young plants in a cool greenhouse.
Problems: Coarse-leaved species and cultivars are prone to crown gall and chrysanthemum leaf miner.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Orange/ Salmon Flower; Pink Flower; White Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Suitable as Annual
Style Container, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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