Buck Bay Vygie
Also known as
Livingstone Daisy, Buckbay-Vygie, Bokbaaivygie, Sandvygie, Skilpadkos, Ysplant (Afr.)
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, centro de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-05, DD 01 by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 3.0)
This plant has no fragrance
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Buck Bay Vygie Overview
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.
Common problems with Buck Bay Vygie
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Buck Bay Vygie
Seeds can be harvested when ripe.
How to propagate Buck Bay Vygie
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 of Buck Bay Vygie
Attracts useful insects
Attracts butterflies to the garden.
These plants can survive on small amounts of water.