Marguerite Daisy, Paris Daisy
|These sun-loving flowers have been garden favorites for centuries. They bloom in summer and fall in all colors except blue, and flowers range from the immense, showy Florists' Chrysanthemum to button-sized. The foliage has divided leaves with a strong scent. Use in borders or containers for cut flowers. The common name 'Daisy' usually refers to some kind Chrysanthemum, and "mums", to the fall-blooming hybrids sold in florists' shops. There are many other types as well, including annuals, perennials and subshrubs. Some of these are not called Chrysanthemums because the genus has been divided and renamed, so ask your local nursery. Shallow-rooted, they need moist soil and regular fertilizing. Pinch tips until mid-summer or when flowering begins. Divide plants in spring, discarding the "woody" parts. Cut back regularly to promote bloom. Leafminer causes unsightly squiggly lines on older leaves. Consult your nursery for controls.
Fast and easy to grow, it is a mainstay in warmer climates. Continuous blooms are single or double, above silver or green leaves. Replace every 2 to 3 years.
Attributes - Chrysanthemum frutescens
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: White
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming. Susceptible to Thrips.
Chrysanthemum 'Yellow Buttons', Chrysanthemum coccineum, Chrysanthemum coccineum 'Robinson Hybrids', Chrysanthemum coronarium, Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem', Chrysanthemum frutescens 'Silver Lace', Chrysanthemum frutescens 'Vancouver', Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum x morifolium, Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Allure', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Baby Tears', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Debonair', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Emily', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Ginger', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Grenadine', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Illusion', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Royal Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Shelley', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Soft Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Tolima', Chrysanthemum multicaule, Chrysanthemum nipponicum, Chrysanthemum pacificum, Chrysanthemum paludosum, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium 'Golden Ball', Chrysanthemum parthenium 'White Wonder', Chrysanthemum x superbum, Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Alaska', Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Marconi', Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Snow Lady'