Saturday 20 September 2014

Flower of the day : Chrysanthemum Frutescens

Pic courtesy of Expo2016Antalya
 Argyranthemum frutescens

Cobbitty daisy, A.frutescens, is not a long lived flower. Generally can be seen has a white flower daisy with a yellow center. Though may also come in pink or yellow.
Argyranthemum frutescens, the marguerite and marguerite daisy, is a perennial plant known for its flowers. It is native to the Canary Islands in Macaronesia.

Argyranthemum frutescens, as the Marguerite daisy, is cultivated in the horticulture trade and widely available and used as a flowering ornamental plant in private gardens and public parks

"A. Frutescens" can be normally found during the summer, since they grow best with full sunlight.Though are their showiest during the spring. These flowers grow in many different types of habitats. They are also most frequently used for borders of houses since they grow continuously. Can only survive under summer conditions with plenty of sun. Cannot survive in areas that are cold and have no sunlight. Although the frutescens can grow in all regions. Frutescens are also known for long period of growth ranging from May to November.

Habitat and Ecology
Along with full sunlight, in order to grow, this plant needs organic matter in high quantities.While also making sure the soil is drained very well. If plant is too overwhelmed with water it can cause the plant to die. Tolerant of low temperatures, though cannot survive in freezing temperatures.Needs a lot of sunlight in order to grow and must be protected from the wind.

Argyranthemum are known as a sub-shrub. This sub-shrub is made up of white, yellow or pink daisy's approximately 2.5 inches in diameter with a yellow center.Also found with green foliage. This is usually found on a bushy plant that is about 2-3' tall and wide. While usually 1 to 3 feet tall. A very fragrant flower. Can usually be found growing in flower beds. Normally found in a daisy shape.

Flowers and fruit
During the summer time to mostly attract butterflies since they are known for being a showy flower.

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