Polly is reliable and grows well so easily, needs no pruning or dead heading and it flowers and flowers for many months from spring onwards into summer and autumn.
Polly is happy in many situations from potted plants to garden show it is indeed hard to better. We have seen Polly growing on terraces and windowsills in homes and around commercial buildings in many parts of Europe. Polly is so distinctive it is easily identified by sight. In sunny gardens or smart decorator pots Polly shines with it's pure white flowers with the twinkling golden eye.
All Argyranthemums, commonly called Marguerite Daisies are so well known by people who garden that it is almost repeating information to write about care of them in gardens and pots but for the beginner the following hints will be useful. Plant your newly purchased Polly into the sunny garden after preparing the bed by digging to loosen the garden and incorporating compost and a light dressing of blood and bone. Water in after planting and keep moist until the plant is growing away. There is little more to do but a monthly application of liquid fertilizer is beneficial. In smart garden pots use the best quality media you can purchase, one that retains moisture but well draining is best. Add some slow release fertilizer and plant Polly in the normal way. Keep in a sheltered position for a few days to establish before placing in a sunny corner of your outdoor living areas where you feel some colour is needed.
Polly comes to us from the in house breeding programme of the Kientzler Company in Gensingen, Germany. Here in the glasshouses surrounded by farmland close to the banks of the Rhine, hybrids of Argyranthemum frutescens were raised and superior varieties selected. From these Polly was selected and grown for several seasons before introduction. Polly was an instant success.