Argyranthemum frutescens 'Double Act'
A variety belonging to the Federation daisies, a group of Australian-bred Marguerite daisies. Flowering with typical daisy flowers, carmine pink initially, and then gradually fading to a pale yellow. Flowers for a long time from autumn through to summer.
Prefers well-draining soil and a sunny spot, but will tolerate a partially shaded site. Requires frost protection when young. Once established, Argyranthemum frutescens 'Double Act' tolerates light frosts. Suitable for coastal areas as long as there is some shelter from very strong winds. Lightly prune after flowering to keep the plant compact. Apply a general garden fertiliser in spring. Generally pest and disease free.
A wonderful, cheery and carefree plant that is completely smothered with flowers for an incredibly long time, including winter. I love the two tones of pink and yellow occurring on one plant. Suitable for cut flowers but the flower stems are relatively short and lend themselves better for posies rather than large bouquets.
Type of plantHerbaceous - Perennial
Sizeto 60 cm tall
Landscape Useflower display, cottage gardens, container plant, coastal gardens, cut flowers
- Temperature: Half hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average
- Coastal tolerance: High