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How do i care for marguerite bush


By Hazden

United States Us

Have purchased these delightful bushes over the years only to have them die after wonderful flowering period of 4-6 wks, they are kept on our patio in the pots they were purchased in , the intention being to plant on at the end of season. we are doing some thing wrong, but what ? The containers are a good size, should we plant them instead of keeping them in original pots. We keep them mod watered, feed weekly,dead head reg yet no joy. It's very fustrating to see new buds forming only to have them shrival up and die....Help please



In my experience these plants need a lot of water, and a good amount of soil around their roots. I always pot on any that I buy.

3 Jun, 2009


In England marguerites are sold as annuals, just for the summer really. We usually plant them out or put them in containers with other plants as part of the summer display. If we want to overwinter them here, they have to be brought indoors, rested in peat, watered barely enough to keep them alive, then reused the following year. I don't know how cold it gets where you are, but here, there's no question of planting them out in autumn.

3 Jun, 2009


Same here in The North of Ireland...these plants are treated as annuals and must be overwintered indoors Hazden....:>)

3 Jun, 2009


I inherited a couple of Marguerite bushes when I moved into my new home and they have always been outside in the border.

They are perennials and come year after year, stick them in the ground and let them go. Dead head over the winter but leave it until you must as they create a lovely habitat for local wildlife.

Not forgetting the lovely bright daisies!

8 Apr, 2014


Hmmm - you sure they're marguerites (Argyranthemum) and not something like Leucanthemum or the hardy osteospermum? They are often confused with smaller varieties of Leucanthemum (shasta daisy) but the leaves are different.

9 Apr, 2014

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