Argyranthemum frutescens subsp. frutescens


Erect or ascending shrub to 90 cm tall,more or less glabrous. Stems branched, round in section. Leaves once or twice divided, to 8 cm long, narrowed at base. Capitula in loose corymbs, 3-5 cm across, on stalks to 15 cm long; most months. Ray florets white. Disk florets yellow. Achenes ribbed or winged, glabrous. [Chrysanthemum frutescens L.]

Canary Islands

Available in a wide range of over 70 flower colour cultivars, sometimes double or with variable foliage.


A. foeniculaceum (Pit. & Proust) Humphries, Teneriffe Daisy, differs from A. frutescens in having somewhat glaucous, more divided leaves with finer ultimate segments. The capitula are solitary on slightly longer stalks.

Source: Jeanes, J. (2002). Asteraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
genus        Argyranthemum Sch.Bip.