Monday, March 26, 2012

Marguerite Daisy

Summer Daisy
Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Comet White Improved’
(ar-ji-RAN-the-mum) (froo-TESS-enz)
Synonyms: Marguerite Daisy, Cobwhite

These are annuals in our climate but provide a nice shower of daisies during the season. I am not sure what is or was improved about this particular type but it did well in one of the big containers and would certainly get an invitation to return to the garden this year. It is nice since most of the Marguerites around here seem to have more yellow in the flowers then Comet White Improved, which has bright white petals. The low (12 inches tall) mounding habit is great for containers or bedding. The ferny, bushy foliage helps keep it looking nice.

My how have the weather tables turned on us here in the American Northeast. Thursday had a high temperature of 80 deg (F) smashing the record and today the high is forecast for 49 with super strong winds. Tonight is when it really falls apart with a low of 25F and wide spread ‘hard freeze’ warnings in effect. I am sure glad I didn’t plant those Pansies on Friday.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Incredible swings in temperatures! Hope all is covered or protected.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

We didn't have too much out but everything else is looking kind of sad. It only dropped to 28.