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Argyranthemum frutescens 'Sunray' (Marguerite daisy)

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Growing Grevilleas. Learn how to grow grevilleas in your garden.

Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Ground covers.

Plant description

sunray

Argyranthemum Sunray has single, white daisy flowers with a yellow centre on dark stems, on a dense growing plant.

Marguerite daisies are a compact sub-shrub that originate from the Canary Islands. They have a compact growth habit, are free flowering, and are troubled by few pests and diseases. They are good for garden beds and borders, and also make beautiful container plants.

Marguerite daisies are rewarding garden plants. They grow best in a sunny position in moist, well drained soil. The main flowering is in spring and autumn, with some flowers at other times. A light trim after each major flush will encourage new growth and more blooms, and an application of fertiliser at the same time is beneficial.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

Marguerite daises have a light fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.0-7.0

Pests

Aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: A good general purpose fertiliser, applied after each large flush of flowers.

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