Argyranthemum is often mistaken for or offered as Chrysanthemum. It is a great plant in containers where it isn’t hardy. Although A. frutescens will bloom throughout the summer, blooming may slow down in intense and prolonged heat.
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