Livingstone Daisy

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis is commonly used in rockery gardens to provide colour during Spring. It may also be used as a mass planting in flowerbeds for striking effect as the days warm up. It is very attractive when planted between grey paving stones. It attracts butterflies. The flowers open in sunlight and are closed on overcast days. They appear in breath taking scenes in spring in dry areas after winter rains.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Seeds can be harvested when ripe.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed in trays or in situ in Autumn in a light and moist soil medium, germination takes 1 -3 weeks, plant out 4-5 weeks after germination. Keep soil moist.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies to the garden.

Drought resistant

These plants can survive on small amounts of water.

Special features

Origin

Africa, South Africa, Cape Peninsula, West Coast, Ysterfontein, Darling

Natural climate

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Aizoaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange, White, Pink, Yellow, Cream

Scent

None

Problems

Generally problem free
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