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Argyranthemum frutescens Summer Stars

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

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Bun Shaped, Dense, Shrub Like

Description:
Part of the 'Federation Daisy' range. These shrubs are excellent performers in patio pots and in the garden, providing colour from late autumn through to late spring. These daisies are woody at the base and covered with herbaceous growth that flushes with medium sized flowers. Whilst they are true perennials, their useful lifespan in the garden is usually 2-3 years. Regular maintenance will prolong plant life. Summer Stars is a versatile variety that produces double, shell pink flowers in abundance. One of the better performers in warmer climates.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant in full or part sun position with well drained soils. If drainage is poor, such as in most clay soils, break down the clay or build up your garden bed to provide good drainage. Feed in autumn and spring with controlled release fertiliser to promote flower formation and good plant health. Federation Daisies don’t need pruning as a rule, perhaps a very light trim to remove spent flowers, if desired. Do not cut into old wood as this could kill the plant. Information and images courtesy of Ramm Botanicals.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Europe

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring
Fruit: No

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