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Buckbay-Vygie

Cleretum bellidiforme

Also known as

Livingstone Bokbayfig, Livingstone Daisy, Ice plant

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

35cm

10cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Buckbay-Vygie

Cleretum bellidiforme leaves, showing raised surface cells modified for water storage (Graham Duncan).
Cleretum bellidiforme mauve form in habitat, Tulbagh (Graham Duncan).
Cleretum bellidiforme yellow form in habitat, west coast (Graham Duncan).
Cleretum bellidiforme orange form in habitat, west coast (Graham Duncan).
Cleretum bellidiforme pink form in habitat, Table View (Mike Clery).

Buckbay-Vygie Overview

Cleretum bellidiforme, previously Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, is one of South Africa’s most famous wildflower exports, grown worldwide for its dazzling, shiny blooms in a range of colour combinations. This sun-loving annual is ideally suited to spring borders, rock garden pockets and containers, and seeds itself freely.

How to propagate Buckbay-Vygie

Seed

Seed sown under glass in early spring or outdoors in mid spring.

Special features of Buckbay-Vygie

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Buckbay-Vygie

Border, edging, container, mixed bed