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Annual BiennialCactus Succulent

Cleretum bellidiforme

Livingstone daisy

A low-growing succulent annual with grey-green papillose leaves and daisy-like flowers 2.5cm across in shades of pink, purple, cream, orange and yellow

Synonyms
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
Cleretum cuneifolium
see moreCleretum limpidum
Mesembryanthemum criniflorum
Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Cream Orange Pink Purple Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Name status

Correct

Plant range
S Africa (Cape)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, low fertility soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 16-19°C in late winter or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free

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