Margarita Garden marguerites (Marguerite Daisy) are a popular and cheerful summertime flower. There may be several small flowers within the outer ring of larger ones. The petals can be white, yellow, or orange. Marguerite Daisy can grow up to 2 feet (61 cm) tall. It is a popular flower in the garden, where it makes an excellent cut flower.
Marguerite Daisies are annuals that are not very easy to grow from seed sown directly in the garden because they require cool temperatures for germination. It is best to start them in a greenhouse or a seed tray in a warm place. The seed should sprout in about two weeks.
Marguerite Daisy is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family, as well as daisies and chrysanthemums. It is a fairly easy plant to grow from seed. It produces petal-like ray flowers in many colors such as yellow, white, orange, or pink, often with darker and lighter markings. Marguerite Daisy grows about 20 centimeters (8 inches) tall and can spread up to 45 centimeters (18 inches). This plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. If the plant is allowed to flower, it will self-seed; however, seedlings may not be true to the parent plant.
Garden marguerites are very easy to grow. The plants tend to be quite short-lived but self-seed readily, producing new plants every year. Propagate by division in spring or autumn.
Mature Marguerite Daisy plants produce a single flower head on an upright stem usually only during the summer months, with no basal rosette. The flower heads have a mass of golden yellow, white, or pink ray florets surrounding a mound of many small disc florets in the centre.
The plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Marguerite Daisy plants will not withstand frost but should be grown as annuals if your area has winter temperatures
This plant is grown as an annual, but some species are grown as perennials for some climates. It prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil, but it will grow in partial shade. Propagate by seed sown directly on the ground or indoors to be transplanted outside after the last frost. Marguerite Daisy can also be propagated by division in early spring. It is an excellent cut flower and attracts butterflies, although it has a very short vase life.
Marguerite Daisies are also known as Garden Marguerites, Daisy Marguerites, and French Marigolds. The Latin-specific epithet "frutescens" means "shrubby". In this case, it is a reference to the plant's growth habit.
Global margarita production
Margarita flowers are native to Mexico and Central America, but they are now grown in tropical regions around the world. The main producing countries are Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.
The vast majority of margarita flowers are used for the cut flower trade. They are a popular choice for weddings and other special occasions. Margarita flowers are also used in the production of cosmetics and perfumes. A small amount of the crop is used for culinary purposes.
Margarita flowers are typically harvested by hand. The blooms are cut from the plant and then transported to the market.
The global production of margarita flowers has been relatively stable in recent years. However, there was a slight decrease between 2013 and 2014. It is expected that the market will rebound in the coming years.