Argyranthemum frutescens, also called Marguerite daisy, Paris daisy or primrose, it’s often mistaken for a chrysanthemum or a Shasta daisy. Grown in containers or flower-beds, this decorative shrub blooms abundantly from spring to autumn in shades of lavender, apricot, pink, magenta, yellow or white and develops a bush of leaves. It’s winter-hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant-hardiness zones 10 to11, but these hotter climates trigger Argyranthemum frutescens to develop woody and straggly. Pruning, pinching and dead-heading aid to take care of the shape of the shrub and encourage repeat blooming.
Prune 1/3 of the bush in springtime. Use gardening scissors to eliminate the woody and straggly stems to supply a form to the bush.
Remove dead or diseased progress. Cut a small of the stem in a time till you see pith that is wholesome; cut 2 inches beyond that that time. Check the Marguerite daisy occasionally throughout the growing period; illnesses may produce in compact plants.
Pinch off flower-stalks, both manually or with scissors, when the crops are about 6″ tall. This causes the bush to create blooms that are smaller but more plentiful.
Following the flowers fade, deadhead Argyranthemum frutescens. Remove all stems and leggy wilted flowers. Extra is stimulated by repeated dead-heading all through the growing period .
Following the bush has stopped flowering prune Argyranthemum frutescens in the autumn. Cut it down to a number of inches over the floor.