Scientific Name: Argyranthemum frutescens cvs.
Common Name: Marguerite daisy, cobbitty daisy
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Dissected, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Obovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Yellow, Pink, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves have deep narrow lobes, most obovate in outline, 2-8cm long x 2-6cm wide; inflorescence of 12-30 heads that close up at night, each 3-4cm wide, ray florets 12-30, convex, overlapping in most cultivars, disk florets form the yellow centre 1-2cm wide, below is a crown of overlapping bracts.