Friday, July 08, 2011
Argyranthemum frutescens 'Vanilla Butterfly'
Synonyms: Marguerite Daisy
This relatively new cultivar (introduced in 2004) of Marguerite Daisy
has been a star in our little cutting garden this year. It has continually provided waves of daisies. The biggest knock against Marguerite Daisies in the past has been their hot weather performance and this cultivar has seemed to get over that. Specially bred for hot weather flowering it shows no sign of conking out yet. It was also selected for not having to be deadheaded for continual bloom, although I have been deadheading mine anyway. The flowers are a nice creamy yellow and the habit has been small with a lot of flowers. This flower is recommended for bedding and container use.