livingstone daisy


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Livingstone daisy

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(Plants) a gardener's name for various species of Mesembryanthemum, esp M. criniflorum, grown as garden annuals (though several are perennial) for their brightly coloured showy flowers: family Aizoaceae
[C20: of unknown origin]
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Noun1.livingstone daisy - low-growing showy succulent annual of South Africa having white or pink or red or orange flowers and spatulate leaves covered in papillae that resemble small crystals
Dorotheanthus, genus Dorotheanthus - a caryophyllaceous genus of Dorotheanthus
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
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It includes everything you need to get your garden off to a great start this summer - with two young basket plants, two packets of flower seed chosen from a selection including cornflower, livingstone daisy or sunflower, a bulb planter, four plant labels, 10 Anemone bulbs and a pretty tealight holder.
A few annuals reseed readily here too, such as Livingstone daisy (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis) and Jupiter's beard (Centranthus ruber).
Contains one packet each of Alyssum, Aster, Candytuft, Dwarf morning glory, Indian Pink, Livingstone Daisy, Lobelia, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox, Pot Marigold, and Schizanthus.