Chelsea Girl Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum gracile 'Chelsea Girl'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
marguerite 'Chelsea Girl'


The Chelsea Girl, known for its delicate and graceful appearance, is characterized by a profusion of daisy-like flowers that boast a bright, cheerful look. These blooms typically consist of white petals that encircle a sunny yellow center, exuding a classic charm that is often associated with daisies. The petals radiate outwards in a symmetrical fashion, offering a pristine and neat profile. The foliage of the Chelsea Girl is lush and fern-like. The leaves are finely divided, creating a textured backdrop that complements the simplicity of the flowers. Their green color is a deep, rich shade, providing a striking contrast against the pure white of the petals. Together, the flowers and foliage form a mounded shape, giving the plant an overall bushy and full appearance. This trait makes the Chelsea Girl a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a dense, yet soft and airy, quality to their garden beds or containers. Throughout its blooming season, the Chelsea Girl is a hub of activity, attracting butterflies and other pollinators that are drawn to its vivid blossoms and pleasant disposition in the garden landscape. Its charming aesthetic pairs well with a variety of other plants, making it a versatile option for many garden designs. In addition to its visual appeal, the Chelsea Girl is also cherished for its low-maintenance nature. It is a resilient plant that can bring long-lasting color and life to a garden, providing joy from spring through fall without the need for excessive care. Its overall demeanor is one of undeniable grace and classic beauty, making it a beloved addition to any plant lover's collection.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Chelsea Girl Marguerite, Chelsea Girl Paris Daisy, Chelsea Girl Dill Daisy

    • Common names

      Argyranthemum gracile 'Chelsea Girl'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Argyranthemum 'Chelsea Girl', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, generally does not contain toxic compounds known to pose a significant threat to humans. There are no common reports of toxicity upon ingestion by humans, and it is not typically considered a hazardous plant. However, like any plant, individual allergies or sensitivities could exist, so it's still advisable to avoid ingesting it and to keep it out of reach of small children who might eat it out of curiosity.

    • To pets

      Marguerite Daisy, the most common name for Argyranthemum 'Chelsea Girl', is not considered highly toxic to pets. There is limited information suggesting significant toxicity to dogs and cats. However, as with any non-food plant, ingestion can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting or diarrhea due to the plant material's irritative nature rather than due to specific toxins. If your pet shows signs of distress after ingesting this plant, it is best to consult your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Canary Islands


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: The Argyranthemum gracile 'Chelsea Girl', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, offers attractive foliage and daisy-like flowers that enhance garden aesthetics.
    • Long Blooming Period: Marguerite Daisy flowers for an extended period, often from late spring through fall, providing colors for many months.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The plant attracts beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, aiding in pollination and biodiversity in the garden.
    • Easy to Grow: Marguerite Daisy is known for its ease of cultivation, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant, requiring less water compared to many other garden plants.
    • Versatility: The plant can be used in various garden settings, including borders, containers, and as a focal point or filler in mixed beds.
    • Low Maintenance: Marguerite Daisy generally requires minimal maintenance, aside from occasional deadheading to promote further blooming.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography and Art Subjects: The delicate blossoms of 'Chelsea Girl' can serve as an inspiring subject for photographers and artists, capturing its beauty in different mediums.
    • Educational Tool: Horticulture and botany teachers may use 'Chelsea Girl' to demonstrate plant growth, flower structure, and hybrid plant characteristics in a classroom setting.
    • Crafting: Its flowers can be dried and used for creating bookmarks, greeting cards or in scrapbooking for a natural touch.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not common, 'Chelsea Girl' petals can be used as an organic garnish to embellish dishes, as long as they are free of pesticides.
    • Sensory Gardens: Can be included in sensory gardens for its textured foliage and brightly colored blooms to provide a visual stimulus.
    • Eco-Friendly Confetti: Dried petals of 'Chelsea Girl' could be used as a biodegradable confetti alternative in celebrations.
    • Nature Crafts: Flowers and leaves can be incorporated into nature crafts such as making natural dyes or plant-based jewelry, like resin pendants.
    • Symbolic Gifts: Due to their aesthetic appeal and uniqueness, they can be given as a plant to convey specific sentiments or as a symbol of friendship and joy.
    • Themed Events: 'Chelsea Girl' can be used in event decorations for garden parties or other themed events to create a cohesive floral motif.
    • Color Palettes: The vibrant colors of 'Chelsea Girl' can inspire interior decorators and designers to create color palettes for rooms, textiles, and more.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Marguerite Daisy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Marguerite Daisy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Beauty and Delicacy: The 'Chelsea Girl' is known for its graceful and delicate features, reflecting a symbol of beauty and gentility in plant language.
    • Positivity and Joy: With its bright daisy-like flowers, this plant often represents cheerfulness and positive energy.
    • Survival and Vitality: As a plant that flourishes in various conditions, Argyranthemum illustrates the ability to survive and thrive, symbolizing robustness and life force.
    • Purity and Innocence: The clean, white petals of the 'Chelsea Girl' can symbolize purity and innocence, similar to other white flowering plants.

Every 1-2 weeks
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Marguerite daisy prefers consistently moist soil, so water when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch. During hot summer months, this might mean watering once every 3-5 days, while in cooler months, watering may be reduced to once a week. Use a gentle watering method such as a watering can or a slow drip from a hose to avoid disturbing the soil. Each watering should provide enough water to soak the soil, which could be approximately half a gallon for smaller pots or up to 2 gallons for larger containers or garden beds.

  • sunLight

    Marguerite daisy thrives best in full sunlight to partial shade. It prefers a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, which encourages the maximum number of blooms and healthy growth. If you're growing Marguerite daisy indoors, place it near a south-facing window for optimal sunlight exposure.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Marguerite daisy enjoys moderate to warm temperatures and will do best in conditions where the temperature ranges between 50°F and 75°F. It can survive in temperatures as low as 40°F, but frost can damage the plant. To promote robust health and flowering, try to maintain an environment where the plant is not exposed to temperatures beyond this range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Marguerite daisy to maintain its shape, encourage a bushier growth habit, and promote more flowering. The best time to prune is in early spring before new growth begins, or periodically throughout the growing season by deadheading spent flowers. Cut back the stems by one-third to one-half after the first flush of blooms to stimulate a second bloom period.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Marguerite Daisy 'Chelsea Girl' prefers well-draining soil with a mix of peat, perlite, and compost to promote health and blooming. The ideal pH range for the soil is slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Marguerite Daisy 'Chelsea Girl' should be repotted every 1 to 2 years or when the roots outgrow the pot, which can be identified by roots emerging from the drainage holes or the soil drying out rapidly.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Marguerite Daisy 'Chelsea Girl' tolerates a wide range of humidity levels but prefers moderate humidity. It’s best to avoid overly humid conditions to prevent issues like mold and rot.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light, well-draining soil, and water when topsoil is dry.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade with well-draining soil; shelter from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Argyranthemum gracile 'Chelsea Girl', commonly known as Chelsea Girl Marguerite Daisy, begins its life as a seed that germinates in early spring when conditions are warm and moist. Seedlings emerge and develop into young plants with characteristic lobed foliage. As the plant matures through the vegetative stage, it develops a bushy form with more leaves. The plant then enters the flowering stage, usually in late spring to early summer, producing its distinctive daisy-like flowers with white petals and yellow centers. After pollination, typically by insects, the flowers develop into seed heads, containing multiple seeds that can be dispersed to begin new plants. Outside of perennial ranges, Chelsea Girl Marguerite Daisy behaves as an annual and completes its life cycle within one growing season, dying after seed set, with new plants germinating from the seeds the following season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Marguerite Daisy 'Chelsea Girl' can be effectively propagated through cuttings, typically stem cuttings. The best time to take cuttings is during the late spring to early summer when the plant is actively growing. To propagate, find a healthy, non-flowering shoot and cut a section approximately 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 centimeters). Remove the lower leaves, and dip the cut end into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting should then be placed in a well-draining soil mix, ensuring the remaining leaves are above the soil surface. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy, and in a warm environment with indirect sunlight. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the new plant can be gradually acclimated to more direct light and eventually transplanted outside.