Marguerite Daisies (Argyranthemum frutescens) are garden masterpieces, available in pretty pinks, whites & yellows. They are a low maintenance shrub that flowers for months & months.  The main flush is spring through to summer with flushes on and off throughout the year.  They love full sun and are perfect picked as a cut flower - in a vase will brighten up any room!


How to grow Marguerite Daisies in a garden

  1. Choose a position in full sun or part shade with well drained soil.
  2. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well. 
  3. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised doughnut shaped ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch like woodchip or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
  6. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions, allowing to dry out slightly in between waterings. 
  7. During the growing and flowering season feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
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How to grow Marguerite Daisies in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide.
  2. Position in full sun or part shade.
  3. Fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  4. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  5. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.
  6. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions, allowing to dry out slightly in between waterings. 
  7. Feed with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.

Growing tips

  • Blooms are fullest in the autumn and spring months depending on your climate zone.

  • The plants are not plagued by most pests, although the usual suspects, such as aphids, mites and thrips, may occasionally attack them.

  • To increase the bushiness of this shrubby daisy, and promote constant blooming, prune back or “deadhead” any dying flowers.

  • The 'Blue Marguerite Daisy' is a different species known as Felicia amelloides.

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