Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button'

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


The Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button' is a perennial plant known for its charming and abundant daisy-like flowers. These blooms are generally small with a bright and cheerful appearance. Each flower showcases a crisp, white petal arrangement circling around a sunny yellow center disk, giving off a classic daisy aesthetic. This variety is noted for its compact and bushy growth habit; however, specifics regarding its dimensions are not provided here. The plant's foliage is finely divided, lending a delicate, ferny texture to the overall look. The leaves are typically a deep green, creating a lush backdrop for the profusion of white flowers. As a plant that blooms over a long period, the 'Sugar Button' can be relied upon to provide a continuous display of blossoms through the growing season, making it a favorite for adding brightness and a cottage garden feel to any garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Marguerite Daisy, Paris Daisy, Cobbity Daisy

    • Common names

      Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button', commonly known as marguerite daisy, typically shows no significant toxicity to humans. These plants are generally considered non-toxic and safe to have around the home. However, as with any plant material, individuals may have allergies or sensitivities that could result in mild skin irritation, or if ingested, stomach discomfort. Serious toxicity and severe symptoms from consuming marguerite daisy are rare.

    • To pets

      The Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button', commonly referred to as marguerite daisy, is not known to be toxic to pets. These plants are usually safe for pets to be around, and ingestion typically does not result in serious poisoning. Nevertheless, some pets may experience mild gastrointestinal upset if they consume large amounts of the plant, such as vomiting or diarrhea. It is always prudent to prevent pets from eating plants as individual reactions can vary.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Canary Islands


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts Pollinators: The Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button' is known for attracting bees and butterflies, which is beneficial for pollination in gardens.
    • Low-Maintenance: This plant is relatively easy to care for, requiring minimal upkeep once established.
    • Drought Tolerant: It has good drought resistance, making it suitable for areas with water restrictions or less frequent rainfall.
    • Long Blooming Period: The 'Sugar Button' offers a prolonged flowering season, providing color and vibrancy to gardens for most of the year.
    • Compact Growth: Its compact size makes it suitable for small gardens, borders, and containers.
    • Visual Appeal: With its bright, daisy-like flowers, the plant adds aesthetic value to any landscape.
    • Versatility: It can be used in various garden settings, such as beds, borders, and pots, making it a versatile choice for gardeners.

  • 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 'Sugar Button', with its delicate white blooms, is often used by photographers as a soft and natural prop or background for spring-themed photo shoots.
    • Educational Sample: Botany teachers may use the 'Sugar Button' as a live specimen to teach students about daisy family characteristics and plant reproductive structures.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists can draw inspiration from the unique form and structure of the 'Sugar Button' for paintings, drawings, or even in sculpture work.
    • Therapeutic Horticulture: The care and cultivation of 'Sugar Buttons' can be used in therapeutic horticulture programs to improve mental health and well-being.
    • Culinary Decoration: Though not typically consumed, 'Sugar Button' flowers can be used as organic, non-toxic decoration for cakes and pastries for special events.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti: Dried petals of the 'Sugar Button' can serve as a biodegradable alternative to traditional paper confetti at weddings or parties.
    • Handcrafted Jewelry: The petals or whole flowers of 'Sugar Button' can be incorporated into handcrafted jewelry, such as resin pendants or earrings.
    • Textile Design: The pattern and color of 'Sugar Button' blooms can be used in the design of textiles, providing a natural and floral motif for fabrics.
    • DIY Crafts: 'Sugar Button' flowers can be used in various do-it-yourself crafts, like making natural dyes or pressed flower bookmarks.
    • Fine Dining Garnish: High-end restaurants may use the small 'Sugar Button' flowers to add a touch of elegance and intricate detail to their plate presentations.

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

    • Innocence: The white and soft petals of the Marguerite Daisy, commonly referred to by its specific name 'Sugar Button', often symbolize purity and innocence, reflecting a sense of simplicity and unspoiled beauty.
    • Patience: Marguerite Daisies are hardy and resilient, representing the quality of patience in enduring and overcoming challenges.
    • Cheerfulness: The bright blooms of the Marguerite Daisy bring cheer and joy to gardens, embodying a spirit of optimism and positivity.
    • Loyal Love: In the language of flowers, daisies are often associated with loyal love, suggesting trust, faithfulness, and constancy in a relationship.
    • New Beginnings: The Marguerite Daisy's association with the spring season connects it to themes of rebirth, fresh starts, and new journeys.

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  • water dropWater

    Marguerite daisy, commonly known as Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button', thrives best when the soil is kept evenly moist. During the growing season, water the plant thoroughly once the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Depending on the weather and soil type, this may equate to watering once or twice a week. Each watering should be deep enough to soak the roots, using approximately 1 gallon for outdoor plants or fewer ounces for smaller container plants. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

  • sunLight

    Marguerite daisy prefers to grow in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Choose a spot where the plant can get at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day for optimal blooming. However, in areas with very hot summers, providing some afternoon shade will help protect the plant from scorching.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Marguerite daisy enjoys moderate temperatures and can typically handle conditions between 50°F and 75°F. It's essential to protect the plant from frost, and it may not survive temperatures below 32°F. Ideal growing conditions include daytime temperatures around 70°F and slightly cooler temperatures at night.

  • scissorsPruning

    Marguerite daisy benefits from regular pruning to promote bushier growth and more blooms. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage the plant to produce more. Lightly prune the plant in early spring or fall to maintain its shape and improve airflow, which can help prevent disease.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Marguerite Daisy 'Sugar Button' prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. The ideal soil pH for this plant is between 6.5 to 7.5. A mixture of potting soil, peat, and perlite or sand can provide the right balance of drainage and nutrient retention.

  • plantRepotting

    Marguerite Daisy 'Sugar Button' should be repotted every 1 to 2 years. Choose a container that is one size larger than the current one to give the roots room to grow.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Marguerite Daisy 'Sugar Button' thrives with moderate humidity levels. It is tolerant of typical household humidity but benefits from higher humidity in very dry climates or seasons.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and away from drafts.

    • Outdoor

      Full to partial sun; shelter from harsh wind.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, begins its life as a seed, which, when planted in well-draining soil and given sufficient warmth and moisture, will germinate. Upon germination, seedlings emerge and develop into young plants with characteristic lobed leaves. As it matures, the Marguerite Daisy enters a vegetative growth phase, during which its foliage expands and the plant grows in size. Once mature, it starts the flowering stage, where it develops numerous white to pale pink daisy-like flowers with yellow centers, typically in late spring through to fall. After pollination, flowers may produce seeds that can be dispersed to create new plants. Throughout its life cycle, this perennial might enter a period of dormancy during colder months, particularly in regions with harsh winters, and with appropriate care, it can re-emerge in the subsequent growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagation for the Argyranthemum 'Sugar Button', commonly known as the Marguerite Daisy, is through cuttings. Typically, this is done in late spring or early summer. A gardener would select a healthy, non-flowering shoot and cut a piece about 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) long. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root growth. The cutting is then placed in a well-drained potting mix and kept in a warm place with indirect sunlight. Keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged is essential. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the new Marguerite Daisy can be transplanted outdoors.