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.]
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: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . 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.