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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Pebble Plant, Livingstone Daisy - Mesembryanthemum criniflorum  (syn. Dorotheanthus bellidiformis)  Sub-tropical succulent plant,  native to South Africa, belonging   to the  Aizoaceae family. 

The plants do extremely well as annuals in cooler climates and can be grown or transplanted to the greenhouse when weather grows cool or they can be grown as perennials in warmer climates.  They are very well suited to the rock garden or to containers and make very atractive bedding plants forming a compact mat of foliage and large daisy like blooms. 

Mesembryanthemums do best in light soils that drain well.  Heavy clays are not suitable.  Rocky and sandy soils are preferred.  Plant in full sun for best results.

Propagation is easily performed by division in the spring or by sowing seed.  Seeds should be sown in pots or trays and covered very lightly (a depth of 1/8 inch) then covered with plastic or glass and kept moist at 60-70F.  Bottom watering is recommended so as not to disturb the seeds while germinating.  The covering should be removed as soon as seedlings are observed.  Seedlings should be transplanted to larger containers when they reach 2 inches in height.  They may be placed outdoors when the temperatures do not fall below 50F.  In outdoor plantings, the plants should be spaced at 12 inches apart each way. 

Hardy to 40F (4.4C)       Height: 6 inches     Spread: 18 inches

mesembryanthemum criniflorum apricot shimmer seeds and plants   Apricot Shimmer -
Mesembryanthemum criniflorum - Varying shades of aprocot and soft orange 4 inch blooms.  Striking plant for rock garden or container. 

#5856    Packet  $4.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bm-5856    Bulk seed   1000 seeds   $13.50

mesembryanthemum criniflorum gellato dark pink mesembryanthemum criniflorum gellato red mesembryanthemum criniflorum gellato yellow

Gellato Series  - Mesembryanthemum criniflorum - Upturned daisy like blooms are perfect for hot dry areas.  Great rock garden plant. 

#5857    Dark Pink - nearly maroon 4 inch blooms    Packet  $6.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bm-5857    Dark Pink Bulk seed   1000 seeds   $13.50
#5858    Red  - Bright red 4 inch blooms      Packet  $6.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bm-5858    Red  Bulk seed   1000 seeds   $13.50
#5859   Yellow - bright yellow blooms    Packet  $6.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bm-5859    Yellow  Bulk seed   1000 seeds   $13.50

mesembryantheumum criniflorum harlequin seeds and plants   Harlequin - Mesembryanthemum criniflorum - Lovely mix of bicolors including salmon, pink, white, red, and rose.

#5860    Packet  $4.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bm-5860    Bulk seed   1000 seeds   $13.50

Similar Plants see:  Delosperma Ice Plant Fig Marigold


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