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DOROTHEANTHUS bellidiformis 'Mezoo Trailing Red'

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Syngenta

Family

Aizoaceae

Botanical Name

DOROTHEANTHUS bellidiformis 'Mezoo Trailing Red'

Plant Common Name

Livingstone Daisy, Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy

General Description

Mezoo Livingstone daisy is a sprawling to mounding plant with succulent green leaves edged with white occasionally accented with button-sized red flowers in spring. This annual succulent is from South Africa’s Cape Provinces. The small, round, daisy-like flowers appear on the stems among the heavy, elliptical, pointed leaves. Bright flowers with many petite petals remain open during cloudy weather unlike other Livingstone daises which close if the sky darkens.

This selection of Livingstone daisy, sometimes just called “Mezoo” can be grown in full sun to bright indirect light in a moist, well drained soil of any pH, though poor or low-fertility soils are tolerated. A drought tolerant plant, but for best growth and foliage, ensure the soil is evenly moist in a hot, sunny garden location. Plant after the danger of frost outside or sow the seeds indoors several weeks before the last frost date and transplant when soil is warm. A good choice for protected containers anytime. Use Livingstone daisy as a prostrate annual, a trailing filler in a container or hanging basket, or as a warm-window houseplant with bright light.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

  • Native To

    South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Lime Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Lime Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Lime Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    White, Lime Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No