In heavy soil, a shady site or a dull summer, Livingstone Daisy will not be worth the space it occupies. The large Daisy-like flowers of this South African plant open only when the sun is shining and when grown on a shade-free sandy bank it is a strong contender stems bear glistening succulent leaves and flowers in an astonishing array of gay colours.
VARIEIES : M. criniflorum is the species sold as Livingstone Daisy and it is available as a mixture of bright shades including white, pink, red, orange, yellow and bi-colours. M.tricolor bears red and pink floweres but if you want to try something different then grow M. ‘Lunette’. The yellow petals surround a prominent red disc.
SITE &SOIL : The soil should be well-drained and sandy, and the site must be in full sun.
PLANTDETAILS : Height 4-6 in. Spacing 8 in. Flowering period July-september.
PROPAGATION: Plant out when the danger of frost is past.