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Buck Bay Vygie

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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.

    Drought resistant

    These plants can survive on small amounts of water.

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