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I have a worrying problem with my new argyranthemum. (I never had one before)..
The foliage keeps going very yellow and the flower heads die daily. See attached picture.
I am desperate to know whats going wrong, can any one help me?
"What do I need to do?"
I enclose a picture I have just taken just before I "dead-headed" it.
Many thanks. John

Problem with argyranthemum madeira series

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  • Posted: Sun. 11th July 2010 19:03

Re: Problem with argyranthemum madeira series "White Improved"

Reply from Katy Elton

Hi John,

Just a few things to check initially - these plants don't like to be too wet, so need to be planted in fairly free draining soil, in a container with adequate drainage holes. Is this the case with yours? Also at the moment you should be regularly watering and feeding with a liquid feed, have you been doing that?

Look forward to hearing from you.


  • Posted: Thu. 15th July 2010 13:35

Re: Re: Problem with argyranthemum madeira series "White Improved"

Reply from John W Norman

Dear Katy,
Thank you kindly for replying to me.
Based on your comments, I am going to give it a shot at changing the pot.
It’s a real nice enameled terracotta pot, but it has only one small drain hole.
I have been keeping a saucer underneath an only watering from there. But the plant might be feeling a bit claustrophobic..
It’s worth a shot in any event.
It’s a nice simple cheerful plant and I have already got quite attached to it..
I have been feeding it but like most things I have been keeping it minimal, since all the soil is new compost after replanting it into a larger vessel after purchasing the plant.

Let’s see. Your advice has good merit and rings a chord for me.

Many thanks for taking the time to give me some help Katy.

All my best wishes, John

  • Posted: Tue. 20th July 2010 19:07