April 24, 2017

Livingstone Daisy, I Presume?

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis 'Mezoo Trailing Red' - Livingstone Daisy or Ice Plant

Janine Pineo Photo | Dorotheanthus bellidiformis ‘Mezoo Trailing Red’ – Livingstone Daisy or Ice Plant

The tag said Mezoo Trailing Red, showcasing an elegant succulent that spreads or trails, with variegated leaves in shades of cream and icy green. It sports a tiny daisy-like flower in a brilliant hue of magenta-red. The plant is known botanically as Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, commonly called Livingstone Daisy, a native of South Africa. Mezoo Trailing Red is a cultivar, drought-tolerant and happily growing in the heat. Also called Ice Plant, this low-growing annual will bloom all season long, thriving in the ground or trailing over the side of a container.