Ice Plant Gelato Yellow Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis is a succulent flowering perennial plant native to South Africa. In USDA zones 9-11 the plant is grown as a tender perennial, and elsewhere it performs as an annual. If Ice Plant Gelato Yellow seeds are started indoors in winter 10-12 weeks before last frost, the transplanted to a garden seedlings will develop to mature plants mush faster and it will prolong a bloom period. Also commonly called Livingstone Daisy, this Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis variety grows low to the ground forming a dense carpet of succulent, glossy, dark-green foliage and producing masses of charming, daisy-like, yellow flowers with dark centers. The butterflies and bees like to visit Yellow Livingstone Daisy flowers.
Ice Plant Gelato Yellow makes an excellent flowering ground cover for just about any sunny location. The attractive succulent foliage of Yellow Livingstone Daisy looks wonderful cascading over rock walls and rockeries, draping over mixed container edges, or carpeting garden beds. Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis seeds have to be just pressed slightly into the soil and not covered. Ice Plant Gelato Yellow thrives in full sun tolerating a wide range of soil conditions and displaying excellent drought and heat tolerance.
Height: 8 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry well-drained, pH 5.6-8.5
USDA Zones: 9-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter (10-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 7-21 Days
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