Livingstone daisy is a plant which belongs to the Dorotheanthus genus.
Livingstone daisies are a wonderful addition to rock gardens and edgings – they bloom in a large array of beautiful colours.Livingstone daisy grows as an annual and is a flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 9.75 inches (25.0 cm). Try planting Livingstone daisy if you'd like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.
South Africa is believed to be where Livingstone daisy originates from.
As Livingstone daisy is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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The Bokbaaivygie is commonly used in rockery gardens to provide colour. It may also be used as a mass planting in flowerbeds for striking effect. It is also very attractive when planted between paving stones. This plant can be used in the garden to attract butterflies.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Livingstone daisy is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis is best propagated from seed, as they are annuals. Seeds can be sown in trays in March in a light and moist soil medium. Germination will take place between one and three weeks after sowing.
Seeds can also be sown straight on to a prepared flower bed. The soil should be light, and well drained with added compost. Do not allow the soil to dry out.
Transplanting of seedlings can be done four to five weeks after germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Livingstone daisy so consider planting:
Livingstone daisy loves Jade
The colours of the jade plant contrast nicely with the livingstone daisy's blooms, the daisy acts also as a groundcover for jade.
Livingstone daisy loves Mealy sage
Tend to grow in the same conditions and grow well together.
Livingstone daisy loves Pampas grass
Both are great in drought-tolerant gardens - the cream white flowers of the pampas grass contrast nicely with the vibrant pinks of the livingstone daisy.
These plants will not grow well with Livingstone daisy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Livingstone daisy plants:
The name Dorotheanthus was given by Dr Martin Heinrich Schwantes in honour of his mother Dorothea. The genus Dorotheanthus has 6 species in South Africa with 2 of them occurring in Namaqualand. The family Mesembryanthemaceae consists of all the “vygies” and has 124 genera.
Bokbaaivygie, Buck bay vygie
Misspellings: Living stone daisy, living-stone daisy