LIVINGSTONE DAISY Mesembryanthemum Criniflorum Mixed Colors
Annual - One Season Plant - Height: 2 - 3 inches
Brilliant flowers provide colorful display in sunny garden. Attractive daisy-like flowers cover the succulent leaves. Wide range of brilliant luminous, flower colors. Easy annual to grow from seed and does well with considerable neglect.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seeds indoors in March or April. Or, sow directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in sunniest spot of entire garden. Barely cover seeds with 1/8 inch of light soil. Firmly press seeds into soil. Cover flat or planting bed from light until seeds begin to germinate. Seeds need darkness to germinate. As soon as seeds germinate, uncover and provide plenty of light.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Plant or thin to 6-9 inches apart, when seedlings are one to two inches tall.
GERMINATION: Approximately 2 to 3 weeks or longer.
Ed's Special Advice
This colorful annual needs full bright sun. Soil should be well drained and not too fertile. Water sparingly throughout growing season. Ideal for rockery plantings, containers, hillsides and as summer annual ground cover.