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Argyranthemum foeniculaceum is often confused with:
Leucanthemum vulgare Leucanthemum vulgare
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Tilia americana Tilia americana
Stokesia laevis Stokesia laevis
Baptisia alba Baptisia alba

Lance-Leaf Marguerite Argyranthemum foeniculaceum

Previously known as:

  • Chrysanthemum foeniculaceum
  • Matricaria feniculacea
Phonetic Spelling
ar-ji-RAN-the-mum fen-ick-yoo-lah-KEE-um
Description

Argyranthemum foeniculaceum is grown as an evergreen herbaceous perennial in its native habitat which includes North Africa and the Canary Islands.  In other locations, it can be grown as an annual.  It has both male and female organs and is pollinated by insects.  It is suitable for both dry and moist locations, however, it will decline when high humidity is present.  This drought-tolerant plant cannot grow in shade, full sun is ideal.  

Removal of dead flowers may extend the blooming period.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Will not grow in shade.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Royal Haze'
    Compact form
'Royal Haze'
Tags:
#bees#white#sun#yellow#full sun#annual#blue#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#blue leaves#daisy-like#pollinator plant#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Royal Haze'
    Compact form
'Royal Haze'
Tags:
#bees#white#sun#yellow#full sun#annual#blue#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#blue leaves#daisy-like#pollinator plant#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Argyranthemum
    Species:
    foeniculaceum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canary Islands (Tenerife)
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees, birds, and butterflies are attracted to Argyranthemum foeniculaceum.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    The leaves are edible
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are a daisy-like white with a yellow center. They have a long blooming period.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The gray-green leaves can grow to 4".
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses