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Marguerite Daisies (Argyranthemum frutescens) are garden masterpieces, available in pretty blues, 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 in a vase to brighten up any room!


How to grow marguerite daisies in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down.  Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant. 
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow marguerite daisies in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • The blooms are fullest in the fall 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 assault them.
  • To increase the bushiness of this shrubby daisy and promote constant blooming, prune back or “deadhead” any dying flowers.

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