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botanical name:
Argyranthemum 'Summer Melody'
Argyranthemum 'Summer Melody' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Marguerite
synonyms:  Chrysanthemum 'Summer Melody', Argyranthemum frutescens 'Summer Melody'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.35m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Bushy, subshrubby, short-lived perennial with pinnatisect, green leaves. Smallish, double flowerheads opening deep rose-pink then fading to soft pink, very freely produced during summer and often into autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Half-hardy. Often treated as an annual or biennial.

propagation:
From greenwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cutting in summer, using non-flowering shoots. Keep young plants frost free over winter.

usage:
Good for bedding and containers.
Attractive to insects.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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