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Livingstone Daisy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis syn. Cleretum bellidiforme, Mesembryanthemum bellidiformis, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum, Cleretum cuneifolium, Cleretum limpidum

 

Livingstone Daisy

Produces a low growing display in full sun on beds, borders, dry banks or rockeries. Dorotheanthus (formerly Mesembryanthemum) has long-lasting flower heads. Flowers of Mesembryanthemum close the flowers at night to protect them from dews or frosts but open in sunlight. Flowers are single in a wide range of colours from white through shocking pink to orange. Low growing, compact and tolerates dry conditions. Brilliant array of colours on plants which open in the sun. Great for ground cover and/or rockeries. The leaves are grey-green, thick and succulent, and the flowers come in bright shades of pink, white, yellow green and orange. The flowers petals close at night and open on sunny days. Prefers well drained soil in a sunny position. Drought tolerant. Grows to 20cm in height and 45cm in width. New:

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plant Features
  • Livingstone Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Livingstone Daisy likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Livingstone Daisy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Livingstone Daisy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Livingstone Daisy

Latin name

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis syn. Cleretum bellidiforme, Mesembryanthemum bellidiformis, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum, Cleretum cuneifolium, Cleretum limpidum

type

Annual

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Livingstone Daisy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Livingstone Daisy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Livingstone Daisy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Livingstone Daisy likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Livingstone Daisy is 0.25meters x 0.15meters 0.25 M 0.15 M

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis syn. Cleretum bellidiforme, Mesembryanthemum bellidiformis, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum, Cleretum cuneifolium, Cleretum limpidum

Produces a low growing display in full sun on beds, borders, dry banks or rockeries. Dorotheanthus (formerly Mesembryanthemum) has long-lasting flower heads. Flowers of Mesembryanthemum close the flowers at night to protect them from dews or frosts but open in sunlight. Flowers are single in a wide range of colours from white through shocking pink to orange. Low growing, compact and tolerates dry conditions. Brilliant array of colours on plants which open in the sun. Great for ground cover and/or rockeries. The leaves are grey-green, thick and succulent, and the flowers come in bright shades of pink, white, yellow green and orange. The flowers petals close at night and open on sunny days. Prefers well drained soil in a sunny position. Drought tolerant. Grows to 20cm in height and 45cm in width. New:


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out after all threat of frost has passed in any soil conditions (ideal for poor soils) in full sun. A light, well drained soil is best.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

The flowering time for Livingstone Daisy is from early Summer right through to early Autumn

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed early spring at 60-70F in John Innes Seed Compost. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out in a sunny frost free spot on light well drained soil.

 
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