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Argyranthemum frutescens

Argyranthemum frutescens

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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.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil. Pinch out the growing tips to encourage a compact habit. Prune in early to mid-spring. 

PropagationRoot 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.

ProblemsCoarse-leaved species and cultivars are prone to crown gall and chrysanthemum leaf miner.

  • Genus : Argyranthemum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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