How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Marguerite daisy—Chrysanthemum frutescens

Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Plant Identification

Marguerite daisies are short-lived perennial plants that grow well in borders or pots. White, yellow, or pink flowers form on woody stems with bright green, divided leaves. Flowers can bloom most of the year in mild areas.

Optimum conditions for growth

Marguerite daisies require regular water and well-drained soils. They do well in full sun. Plants are susceptible to frost damage in very cold winters. Prune plants frequently for regular bloom.  

Bright pink blossoms
Bright pink blossoms

Pests and disorders of Chrysanthemum frutescens



Environmental disorders



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