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Argyranthemum Gracile 'Chelsea Girl' - Argaranthemum, Marguerite

Argyranthemum Gracile 'Chelsea Girl' - Argaranthemum, Marguerite

Type Herbaceous, Container-friendly, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Upright - Clump
Colours Medium green Foliage, White Flowers (Summer)
Care Regular maintenance required
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Fast growing

Marguerite is often used as an mid sized impact bedding plant, producing prodigious quantities of blossom during mid to late summer and well into autumn. It size means that it is often planted mid border, either among other bedding plants or spot planted between herbaceous plants and grasses. It rarely survives the winter months so is often planted in pots and tubs, where it is appreciated for its compact habit and long flowering period.

Cultivation tips: Argyranthemum will often overwinter in the UK, but will require a warm sheltered spot in full sun to really flourish. It will put up with any reasonable well drained soil and can be grown in a container and overwintered under cold glass. A winter mulch will also help protect overwintering plants. Stake taller plants and propagate by cuttings.
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