Moroccan Daisy flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Chrysanthemum maresi var. hosmariense
Showy, white daisy-like flowers, with bright yellow centers, cover a mound of strong, flexible stems on this sub-shrub; blooms mid-summer; tends to like drier conitions; best in full sun but will tolerate bright shade; great for rock gardens
Moroccan Daisy is covered in stunning white daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy silver variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Moroccan Daisy is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Moroccan Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Moroccan Daisy will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.
Moroccan Daisy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.