Ice Plant Gelato White Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis is a tender, succulent perennial native to South Africa. The pant is grown as an annual in most areas, and for the prolonged bloom period, it is best to start Ice Plant Gelato White seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost, so the seedling can be transplanted outdoors as soon as temperatures are warm enough. Another common name of Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis is Livingstone Daisy, and this particular variety of Ice Plant is a compact growing, mat-forming succulent plant with fleshy, glossy, dark-green foliage and amazingly bright, daisy-like, white flowers with dark centers. White Livingstone Daisy blooms all summer long attracting butterflies and bees.
Ice Plant Gelato White is a fast-spreading, flowering ground cover plant that is also widely used in mass plantings, containers, border fronts, alpine and rock gardens. White Livingstone Daisy looks spectacular spilling over planter edges and cascading across low rockeries. Dorotheanthus Bellidiformis seeds germinate in 7-21 days, and Ice Plant Gelato White grows best in full sun and any type of soil as long as it is well drained, but the sandy, average or poor soil is preferable.
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