Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum 'Vancouver' (d)

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


Argyranthemum 'Vancouver', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, presents itself as an ornate and bushy shrub. This eye-catching plant is adorned with deeply lobed, fresh green leaves that have a feathery texture. The foliage serves as a lush backdrop to its most striking feature: the abundant daisy-like flowers. These blossoms are characterized by their bright yellow centers, surrounded by elegant white petals that radiate outwards, creating a classic daisy appearance. As the flowers bloom in the warmer months, they create a vibrant display that's hard to miss, beckoning to pollinators and admirers alike. The contrast between the pure white petals and the sunny yellow centers adds a cheerful, welcoming vibe to gardens or patios where the Marguerite Daisy grows. Its overall appeal is enhanced by the plant's generous flowering habit, providing a long-lasting spectacle of color and beauty for anyone to enjoy.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Marguerite Daisy, Paris Daisy

    • Common names

      Argyranthemum 'Vancouver'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Argyranthemum, commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, generally has not been reported to be toxic to humans. However, as with any plant, some individuals may experience allergic reactions or skin irritations upon handling them or minor gastrointestinal upset if ingested. Toxicity can vary widely among different species and individuals, so it is always advisable to avoid ingesting plants not known to be safe for consumption.

    • To pets

      Marguerite Daisy is not commonly reported to be toxic to pets either, such as cats and dogs. While it is typically safe around pets, ingestion can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset due to the unfamiliar plant matter. As pets can have varying sensitivities, and individual plants can sometimes contain different levels of potentially irritating compounds, it is always best to prevent pets from consuming plants that are not certified as pet-safe.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.6 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Canary Islands


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhances Garden Aesthetics: The Argyranthemum 'Vancouver', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, adds bright color and vibrancy to gardens and landscape designs.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Marguerite Daisy is attractive to beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which help pollinate other plants in the garden.
    • Easy to Grow: The plant is known for being easy to care for, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Versatility: Marguerite Daisy can be planted in garden beds, borders, or containers, offering flexibility in garden design.
    • Long Blooming Season: It has a lengthy flowering period, providing color and interest from early spring to late fall.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, the plant has good tolerance to dry conditions, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Rapid Growth: Marguerite Daisy grows quickly, allowing for rapid filling of garden spaces and prompt visual impact.
    • Low Maintenance: The plant generally requires minimal care, with occasional deadheading to promote continuous blooming and maintain its tidy appearance.
    • Mixes Well with Other Plants: It integrates well with a variety of other plants, making it a versatile choice for mixed plantings and flower arrangements.

  • 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

    • Insect Habitat: The Vancouver Daisy can provide a habitat and pollen source for beneficial insects like butterflies and bees, supporting biodiversity in the garden.
    • Educational Projects: Schools and educational programs can use the Vancouver Daisy to teach children about plant lifecycles, pollination, and horticulture.
    • Photography Backdrop: Their colorful blooms make Vancouver Daisies an attractive backdrop for photography enthusiasts seeking beautiful garden scenes.
    • Natural Dyes: Petals of the Vancouver Daisy can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics or crafts, though the colorfastness and intensity may vary.
    • Companion Planting: Vancouver Daisies can be planted alongside vegetables to attract pollinators and potentially enhance vegetable garden yields.
    • Creative Crafts: Dried Vancouver Daisy flowers can be used in scrapbooking, card making, or other paper crafts as decorative elements.
    • Garden Design: These daisies can be used in creative garden designs, such as forming patterns or borders within a garden space.
    • Festival Decor: During festivals and celebrations, Vancouver Daisies can be incorporated into wreaths or garlands for decoration.
    • Therapeutic Horticulture: Gardening with Vancouver Daisies can provide therapeutic benefits, such as stress relief and improved mood, for those participating in gardening activities.
    • Food Garnishing: While not commonly consumed, the vibrant petals of the Vancouver Daisy can be used as a decorative, non-toxic garnish for certain dishes.

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

    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: As a flowering plant that can bloom throughout different seasons, the Marguerite Daisy often represents fresh starts and the beginning of new chapters in life.
    • Innocence and Purity: With its delicate white petals, the Marguerite Daisy is traditionally associated with purity and the innocence of childhood.
    • Cheerfulness and Joy: The sunny appearance of the Marguerite Daisy brings to mind feelings of happiness and is often gifted to lift spirits and spread joy.
    • Patience and Resilience: Marguerite Daisies are hardy plants that can thrive in challenging conditions, symbolizing the ability to persevere and remain steadfast over time.
    • Beauty and Simplicity: Reflecting an understated elegance, the Marguerite Daisy represents beauty in simplicity and appreciation for the uncomplicated things in life.
    • Loyal Love: Daisies in general are tied to themes of loyal love and commitment, making them suitable for expressing unwavering affection.

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

    Marguerite daisies like the 'Vancouver' variety should be watered regularly, ensuring the soil stays evenly moist but not soggy. During the growing season, typically spring through fall, they may require watering once every week with about one gallon of water per plant, depending on climate conditions and soil type. In hotter, drier periods, you may need to water more frequently, roughly every 3-4 days. Reduce watering during the winter, when the plant is not actively growing, to prevent root rot. It's always best to check the top inch of soil for dryness before watering again to avoid overwatering.

  • sunLight

    Marguerite daisies, including the 'Vancouver', thrive in full sunlight. They need at least six to eight hours of direct sun per day to perform best. Place them in a location where they can receive unfiltered sunlight for the majority of the day, such as a south-facing garden bed or a sunny windowsill if kept indoors. Avoid too much shade as it can lead to leggy growth and fewer flowers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Marguerite daisies are best suited to temperate climates with temperatures ranging between 50°F and 75°F. They can tolerate a minimum temperature of around 30°F and a maximum of near 80°F, though prolonged exposure to temperatures outside this range can be detrimental to the plant's health. Ideal growing conditions for 'Vancouver' include daytime temperatures well within the temperate range and slightly cooler nights.

  • scissorsPruning

    Marguerite daisies like the 'Vancouver' variety should be pruned to encourage bushy growth and to remove spent blooms, which is known as deadheading. Deadhead regularly during the blooming season to promote more flowers. After the first flush of blooms, you can prune back the plant by one-third to rejuvenate it and encourage a second bloom period. Pruning is best done after the risk of frost has passed in early spring and again in midsummer if necessary.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Marguerite Daisy requires well-draining soil with a mix of potting soil, peat, and perlite or sand. It prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Marguerite Daisy should be repotted annually in spring to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Marguerite Daisy thrives in moderate humidity levels but is adaptable to typical household humidity conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and avoid overwatering.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, shelter from wind, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Argyranthemum 'Vancouver', commonly known as Marguerite Daisy, begins its life cycle as a seed, which when sown in fertile, well-draining soil and provided with adequate warmth and light, will germinate to produce a small seedling. The seedling rapidly grows into a vegetative state, developing a stem, leaves, and a root system. As it matures, it enters the flowering stage, where it produces characteristic daisy-like flowers with a central disc and radiating petals, typically blooming in spring and summer. After pollination, possibly by insects attracted to its bright flowers, the Marguerite Daisy sets seed, which if not deadheaded, will mature and eventually be released into the environment to start a new generation. Throughout its life, the plant experiences vegetative growth each season, with foliage dying back in colder climates during winter. Perennial in nature, the Marguerite Daisy can live for several years, repeating the flowering and seeding cycle annually if conditions allow.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Argyranthemum 'Vancouver', commonly known as the Marguerite Daisy, is typically propagated through stem cuttings. The ideal time for taking cuttings for propagation is late spring or early summer, when the plant is actively growing. To propagate using stem cuttings, a gardener should select a healthy, non-flowering shoot and make a cut just below a leaf node, typically about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long. The lower leaves are then stripped, and the cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone before being inserted into a moistened potting mix. The cutting should then be placed in bright, indirect light and kept consistently moist but not wet until roots have developed, usually within a few weeks. During this time, it's crucial to maintain high humidity around the cutting, often achieved by covering the pot with a plastic bag or placing it in a propagator. Once the roots are established, the new Marguerite Daisy plant can be transplanted to a more permanent location.