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Argyranthemum frutescens 'Comet Pink'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Argyranthemum (ar-ji-RAN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Comet Pink
Additional cultivar information: (PP13541, Comet series, aka Cobsing)
Hybridized by Morgan; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Igrowinpa On Jul 29, 2007, Igrowinpa from Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I absolutely love this plant. I bought it with the idea that it is an annual in my zone, but I'm going to heavily mulch it to try to keep it. I also plan on keeping seeds from it just in case...

The color of the flowers is outstanding and it hasn't stopped blooming since I put it in the ground. I've fed it twice, watered it when we had dry spells and deadheaded every once in a while. You can't ask for more than this plants gives you.

Negative Gina_Rose On Aug 22, 2006, Gina_Rose from Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

If you like the blooms, you have to deadhead regularly or else the dead flower heads are the prominent feature on your plant... the foliage is too sparse, though prettily fern-like, to compensate for lack of blooms. The blooms don't last long enough, either, so I found myself having to deadhead about every 3/4 days, spending about half an hour to snip off all the small flower heads of 3 plants.
Then all 3 plants died after our rainy season ended!!
To be fair, I probably should have planted them further from the overhang, but my other comments still stand.


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

Casa Grande, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Oakland, California
San Leandro, California
New Haven, Connecticut
Hollywood, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

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