Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold'

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


Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold', known more commonly as Marguerite Daisy, is a beautifully ornamental plant that catches the eye with its vibrant hues and lush foliage. The plant boasts a dazzling array of sunny, daisy-like flowers that consist of bright yellow centers surrounded by white petals with a creamy or lemony tint. These cheerful blossoms present a striking contrast against the backdrop of its green, feathery leaves which are finely cut and emit a pleasant aroma when touched or brushed against. The Marguerite Daisy flowers are large and showy, offering a long-lasting display of color from late spring well into the fall. The leaves are also noteworthy for their fine texture and deep green color which lasts throughout the growing season. The overall appearance of the plant is that of a rounded, bushy mound that is quite dense, with a profusion of flowers covering the plant, providing a full and rich look even without mentioning specific dimensions. The compelling visual impact of Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold' would make it an attractive accent in any garden or landscape setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Marguerite Daisy, Cornish Daisy, Paris Daisy.

    • Common names

      Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Marguerite Daisy is generally not known to be toxic to humans. However, like many plants, it can potentially cause mild irritation if ingested or if the sap comes into contact with the skin. Ingestion of a significant amount of the plant could potentially cause digestive discomfort, like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. People with plant allergies or sensitivities may have stronger reactions.

    • To pets

      The Marguerite Daisy is not listed as a toxic plant for pets by major animal health organizations, such as the ASPCA. However, it is always advisable to prevent pets from ingesting plants. Eating non-food items, like plants, can sometimes cause pets to experience gastrointestinal distress, including symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. If your pet has ingested a large amount of the Marguerite Daisy and is showing signs of illness, consult with a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Spread

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Canary Islands


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Easy to grow - Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold' is known for being a low-maintenance plant that can thrive in a variety of conditions.
    • Attracts pollinators - The bright, daisy-like flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long blooming period - This plant flowers from late spring to fall, providing extended color in the garden.
    • Drought-tolerant - Once established, it can tolerate periods of dryness, making it suitable for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
    • Deer-resistant - The plant is not a preferred choice for deer, reducing the likelihood of damage from grazing animals.
    • Versatile use - Can be used in borders, containers, and as accent plants, making it a flexible choice for landscape design.
    • Color impact - The vibrant yellow flowers can add a splash of color to gardens and outdoor spaces.

  • 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 Prop: The vibrant colors of Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold' can be used by photographers as a natural backdrop or feature in garden photography to create visually striking images.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use the striking appearance of 'Cornish Gold' as a subject for paintings, drawings, and other artistic endeavors, capturing its bright yellow hues and intricate flower structure.
    • Educational Tool: Horticulture teachers and educators can use 'Cornish Gold' as a living specimen to teach students about plant breeding, flower structure, or the growth habits of perennial plants.
    • Event Decoration: 'Cornish Gold' can be planted en masse or used in floral arrangements for events like weddings or parties to add a splash of color and natural beauty to the setting.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not widely known for its edibility, petals from 'Cornish Gold' could be used as a decorative garnish for salads or desserts, provided they are free of pesticides and confirmed safe for consumption.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti: Dried petals of the 'Cornish Gold' could serve as a biodegradable confetti alternative in celebrations, reducing the environmental impact of traditional plastic confetti.
    • Nature Crafts: The flowers and leaves of 'Cornish Gold' can be used in crafting activities such as pressing flowers for bookmarks, creating potpourri, or making natural dyes.
    • Performance Art: 'Cornish Gold' could be integrated into performance art pieces, either as part of the set design or worn by performers, to make a visual impact and connect the performance with nature themes.
    • Color Therapy: The bright yellow flowers of 'Cornish Gold' could be used in spaces designed for color therapy, which utilizes colors to help improve a person's mental or emotional state.
    • Seed Sharing: Gardeners can collect seeds from 'Cornish Gold' to share with other gardening enthusiasts, promoting community and the exchange of diverse plant varieties.

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 Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold', also known as Marguerite Daisy, often symbolizes beauty and delicacy given its delicate petals and attractive form.
    • Peace and Serenity: Marguerite Daisies convey a sense of peace and serenity, aligning with the calming effect of the color gold which often represents compassion and warmth.
    • Innocence: Like many daisies, Marguerite Daisy is also associated with innocence and purity, due to its simple and clean appearance.
    • Positivity and Happiness: The bright, gold-colored blooms of the 'Cornish Gold' can represent positivity and happiness, bringing cheerfulness to gardens and spaces.
    • New Beginnings: Daisies in general symbolize new beginnings or a fresh start, which is in line with the feeling of renewal that comes with the vibrant hues of the 'Cornish Gold'.
    • Loyal Love: The enduring and ever-blooming nature of the Marguerite Daisy suggests the theme of loyal love and faithfulness in relationships.

Every 7 to 10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Marguerite Daisy prefers consistent moisture, so water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Typically, this might mean watering once or twice a week, depending on climate conditions, but be cautious not to overwater. Use about 1 gallon of water per plant, ensuring it's distributed evenly around the base, avoiding wetting the foliage to prevent diseases. During hot, dry spells, water may be needed more frequently, while in cooler or rainy periods, water less often. Monitor the soil moisture and adjust the watering schedule accordingly.

  • sunLight

    Marguerite Daisy thrives best in full sun, where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Place it in a spot where it gets plenty of light to encourage the best growth and profuse flowering. However, in extremely hot climates, some afternoon shade can be beneficial to protect the plant from scorching.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Marguerite Daisy prefers a temperate climate and does well with temperatures between 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit but may suffer if exposed to frost. To promote the best growth, maintain a temperature range within 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and protect the plant from extreme cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Marguerite Daisy encourages bushier growth and more blooms. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous flowering. Perform heavier pruning in the spring or late winter by cutting back about one-third of the plant to maintain its shape and encourage new growth. Prune as needed throughout the growing season to remove any damaged or leggy stems.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Marguerite Daisy requires well-draining soil with a pH of 6.1 to 7.3. A soil mix that includes compost, peat moss, and perlite can create an ideal growing environment for this plant. Moderating soil moisture while providing enough organic matter for nutrient uptake is key to its growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Marguerite Daisy should be repotted every 1-2 years to ensure it has enough room for growth and fresh soil for nutrients. Spring is typically the best time to repot this plant as it enters a period of active growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Marguerite Daisy thrives best in moderate humidity. Avoid environments that are too dry or too humid to maintain optimal growth conditions. Average room humidity is generally sufficient for this plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Marguerite Daisy in bright, indirect light indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Marguerite Daisy in full sun to partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Marguerite Daisy 'Cornish Gold' begins its life cycle as a seed, germinating in warm, well-drained soil with adequate sunlight. Upon sprouting, the seedling grows into a vegetative state, developing foliage and a robust root system. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering stage, producing vibrant yellow daisy-like blooms that attract pollinators. Following pollination, it sets seed, completing the reproductive cycle. Marguerite Daisy 'Cornish Gold' is often grown as an annual or tender perennial, depending on the climate, and may require replanting each year in colder regions. Throughout its life, the plant requires pruning to encourage bushier growth and more prolific blooming until it senesces or is impacted by frost.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Argyranthemum 'Cornish Gold', commonly known as the Marguerite Daisy, is typically propagated through stem cuttings. The best time to take these cuttings is during late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. To propagate, a gardener should select a healthy stem with new growth, snip off a 4-6 inch (about 10-15 cm) portion just below a leaf node, and remove the lower leaves. The cut end can be dipped into rooting hormone powder to encourage root development, although this is not strictly necessary. The prepared cutting should then be placed into a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that at least one leaf node is below the surface. The pot should be kept in a warm, lightly shaded area and the soil should remain moist but not waterlogged. Roots typically develop within a few weeks, at which point the new Marguerite Daisy plant can eventually be transplanted outdoors.