Sparkles Mix Livingstone Daisy
Dorotheanthus bellidiformi. This delightful daisy will catch the attention of anyone that walks by. It is a heat-loving, succulent ground cover perfect for the hottest and driest of spots. When in bloom Sparkles is a sea of many brilliant bicolours and provides a dazzling display from summer until fall. Used in Alpine or rock gardens, borders and as a landscape bedding plant. Grows 4-6" high. Approximately 350 seeds/pkg.
Start 10-12 weeks before planting out. Sow on surface of soil, cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite and propagate at 20-25 degrees C (68-77 degrees F). Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. A clear dome or a heating mat can be used to achieve the proper temperature. Germination should take place in 7-21 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle Grow on in cooler conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after all risk of frost has past.
Flowers June-September. Extremely drought and heat tolerant. Plant 12 inches apart. Grows 4-6 inches high. Prefers full sun.