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PlantFiles: Summer Daisy, Marguerite Daisy
Argyranthemum frutescens 'Madeira Crested Violet'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Argyranthemum (ar-ji-RAN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Madeira Crested Violet
Additional cultivar information: (PP18830, MadeiraŽ series, aka Bonmadcink)
Hybridized by Bernuetz; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Dustdevilja On Apr 4, 2014, Dustdevilja from Mesa, AZ wrote:

I've had a Marguerite Daisy in my Mesa, AZ garden for several years. It's about 27 inches tall and 36 inches wide. I found it easy to grow gives a beautiful display of flowers starting in the beginning of March. I bought 7 more this year and they are all doing great.

Positive JasperDale On Mar 31, 2012, JasperDale from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Ditto to everything annlof just said !

Positive annlof On Apr 29, 2011, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

In Southern California, this plant grows much larger than what is indicated above. Crested Violet forms a dense oval shrub about three or four feet in diameter. It could be pruned to be kept smaller, but you'd have to cut off a lot of the flowers and it never seems to stop blooming! In my garden, this is the most vigorous and floriferous of the "crested" series. The color isn't really violet (it's shades of pink.) These plants seem to appreciate warm days and cool nights.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Camarillo, California
Long Beach, California



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