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Livingstone Daisy

Dorotheanthus spp.

Dorotheanthus apetalus03 by Amrum (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun


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Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Livingstone Daisy Overview

Genus containing roughly 8 annual, herbaceous, succulents, typically fairly branched. These originate from South Africa and possess linear to spoon-shaped fleshy foliage which is adapted to store water. They are favoured for their abundant daisy-like flowers, which open in response to sunlight. These are borne in summer on long stalks and in a wide range of colours including white, pink, red, orange and yellow. Species in this genus are sometimes called livingstone daisies. Commonly grown as a bedding plant, this genus is well placed in parks and gardens, forming an effective groundcover.

Common problems with Livingstone Daisy

How to propagate Livingstone Daisy


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

Other uses of Livingstone Daisy

Suitable for hot, dry places such as rock gardens, banks and gaps in paving.

Rock Garden | Area Specific

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