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Argyranthemum frutescens Polly

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Argyranthemum frutescens Polly Marguerite Daisy, Paris Daisy, Federation Daisy,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Rounded

Description:
Polly is reliable and grows well so easily, needs no pruning or dead heading and it flowers and flowers for many months from spring onwards into summer and autumn. Polly is happy in many situations from potted plants to garden show it is indeed hard to better. We have seen Polly growing on terraces and windowsills in homes and around commercial buildings in many parts of Europe. Polly is so distinctive it is easily identified by sight. In sunny gardens or smart decorator pots Polly shines with it’s pure white flowers with the twinkling golden eye.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant your newly purchased Polly into the sunny garden after preparing the bed by digging to loosen the garden and incorporating compost and a light dressing of blood and bone. Water in after planting and keep moist until the plant is growing away. There is little more to do but a monthly application of liquid fertilizer is beneficial. Information and images courtesy of Aussie Winners.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Europe

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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