Marguerite [Molimba XL Duplo White] Argyranthemum Molimba Xl Duplo White = 'Argydowitis' (Molimba Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
marguerite [Molimba XL Duplo White]


[Molimba XL Duplo White] forms a spreading mound to 60 x 80 cm with green leaves with glaucous overtones and flowers about 4cm across. The outer ray florets are white; the inner disc florets are yellow in bud, opening white with yellow tips

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Marguerite Daisy, Paris Daisy

    • Common names

      Argyranthemum Molimba Xl Duplo White = 'Argydowitis' (Molimba Series).

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Canary Islands


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Decorative Appeal: The Argyranthemum Molimba XL Duplo White, also known as the Marguerite Daisy, offers beautiful white double-flowered blooms that can enhance the aesthetic of gardens and landscapes.
    • Extended Blooming Season: This cultivar can bloom for an extended period, providing a long-lasting display of flowers from late spring to fall.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, these plants are reasonably tolerant of dry conditions, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems and pollination in the garden.
    • Easy to Grow: The Marguerite Daisy is generally easy to care for, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Versatile Usage: It can be used in a variety of garden settings, including borders, containers, and as a focal point in floral arrangements.
    • Low Maintenance: This plant requires minimal upkeep beyond regular watering and occasional feeding, making it ideal for those seeking a low-maintenance garden addition.
    • Fast Growth: It has a relatively fast growth rate, allowing gardeners to enjoy its ornamental benefits shortly after planting.

  • 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 Argyranthemum can serve as a beautiful, pure white backdrop for macro photography or for photographing smaller subjects like insects or other plants.
    • Culinary Decoration - The white petals can be used to decorate cakes or desserts for a touch of elegance, provided they are free of pesticides and safe for consumption.
    • Educational Tool - Due to its interesting hybrid nature, the Argyranthemum can be used in educational settings to teach about plant hybridization and breeding.
    • Aromatherapy - Although not directly used in aromatherapy, the plant's presence in a room can contribute to a peaceful environment, complementing aromatherapy practices.
    • Artistic Inspiration - The pristine white flowers can serve as inspiration for artists and craftspeople for creating paintings, sculptures, and other forms of artwork.
    • Festive Decoration - The white flowers of the Argyranthemum can be used as natural decorations during winter festivals to echo themes of snow and purity.
    • Pet Enrichment - Although care should be taken to ensure the plant is not toxic to pets, it could provide sensory enrichment for animals that are attracted to plants.
    • Film and Theater Set Design - Incorporating Argyranthemum into stage designs can add a vibrant yet unobtrusive element to a garden scene or outdoor setting.
    • Handcrafting Materials - Dried petals and leaves can be used for creating bookmarks, greeting cards, or pressed flower art.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti - Instead of traditional paper confetti, the petals of the Argyranthemum can be used as a biodegradable option for celebrations.

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

    • Purity: The 'Duplo White' variety of Argyranthemum, with its crisp white petals, symbolizes purity and innocence, reminiscent of the simplicity and unblemished quality often associated with the color white.
    • Fresh beginnings: Given its association with purity, this plant often represents new starts and fresh beginnings, making it ideal for occasions that mark new chapters in life such as weddings or graduations.
    • Peace: The white color of the Argyranthemum Molimba Xl Duplo White is frequently linked to peace and tranquility, suggesting the calming influence of the plant in both gardens and in symbolism.
    • Beauty: Argyranthemums are known for their ornate blooms, and the 'Duplo White' variety, with its double flowers, signifies an appreciation for beauty and grace.
    • Optimism: Blooming throughout the summer months, this plant can represent optimism and the belief in a positive future, as it brightens gardens with its enduring flowers.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring to Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Marguerite daisy should be watered thoroughly, ensuring the soil is moist but not water-logged. During active growth in spring and summer, it typically requires watering once a week, but this can vary with temperature and humidity. It's best to water deeply with approximately 1 gallon per plant for outdoor plants, adjusting based on rainfall and weather conditions. Always check the top inch of soil for dryness before watering again; if it's dry, it's time to water. Reduce watering frequency in the fall and winter when the plant is not actively growing.

  • sunLight

    Marguerite daisy thrives in full sun to light shade. It needs a spot where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. A south-facing or west-facing position is ideal to provide the intense light that these daisies prefer. They can tolerate some light shade but may become leggy and produce fewer flowers if the light is insufficient.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Marguerite daisy does well in temperate regions with ideal temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive temporary dips as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit but is not frost-hardy and should be protected or brought indoors in colder climates. During hot weather, temperatures exceeding 80 degrees Fahrenheit may stress the plant, so providing some afternoon shade can be beneficial.

  • scissorsPruning

    Marguerite daisy should be pruned to encourage bushiness and prevent legginess. Deadheading spent blooms regularly will promote further flowering throughout the season. Perform a more thorough pruning in late winter or early spring, cutting back the branches by about one-third to stimulate new growth and maintain a compact shape. Always use clean, sharp pruning tools to make precise cuts.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Marguerite daisy prefers well-draining soil with a peat-based mix and added perlite or sand. Ideal pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Marguerite daisy should be repotted every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container, typically in early spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Marguerite daisy thrives at moderate humidity levels between 40-60%, avoiding overly dry or excessively humid conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light and water regularly.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade and water moderately.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Argyranthemum 'Argydowitis', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, begins with seed germination, where the plant emerges as a small seedling. After germination, it enters the vegetative stage, rapidly developing foliage as it grows towards maturity. Upon reaching maturity, the Marguerite Daisy starts the flowering stage, producing prominent double white flowers that attract pollinators and are key for the reproductive cycle. Following pollination, the plant progresses to the fruiting stage, where it creates seed heads that eventually dry out and release seeds for the next generation. Throughout its life cycle, the Marguerite Daisy may undergo pruning to encourage bushier growth and more abundant blooms. This perennial plant may die back in colder climates during the winter, only to regrow from its root system with the return of warmer weather in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Early Summer

    • The Marguerite daisy 'Argydowitis' can most commonly be propagated through stem cuttings, a method best done in late spring to early summer when the plant's growth is most vigorous. To propagate by cuttings, choose healthy, non-flowering stems and cut about a 4 to 6-inch (approximately 10 to 15 cm) section just below a leaf node. Strip the lower leaves off and dip the cut end in a rooting hormone powder for faster rooting. This cutting can then be inserted into a well-draining soil mixture, ensuring that a few leaf nodes are buried where roots can develop. Keep the soil consistently moist and place the cutting in bright, indirect light. Roots usually form within a few weeks, after which the new Marguerite daisy plant can be transplanted into a larger pot or directly into the garden.