Argyranthemum frutescens: Marguerite Daisy

Argyranthemum [marguerite, marguerite daisy, dill daisy] is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. Members of this genus are sometimes also placed in the genus Chrysanthemum.


The genus is endemic to Macaronesia, occurring only on the Canary Islands, the Savage Islands, and Madeira.

Argyranthemum frutescens is recorded as a food plant of the leaf-mining larva of the moth Bucculatrix chrysanthemella.


Varieties and cultivars of Argyranthemum [sometimes listed under A. frutescens] are widely sold as garden plants, for summer bedding or containers.

DSCF2559 400copy

They produce prolific single- or double-flowered daisy-like flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow and purple.

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122, 20150515]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s