- Light Requirement is Full Sun
- Height 3-5 Inches
- Width 12-15 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Grown for beautiful foliage but with added bonus of red flowers!
Dime-size rosy red blossoms dot bright green and white variegated leaves on this distinctive trailing annual. Grown primarily as a foliage plant, the red frilly daisy-like flowers are an added bonus. Highly heat and drought tolerant, Mezoo Livingstone Daisy makes a great addition to a terrace, rock wall, container garden or landscape.
Native to South Africa, Zones 10a through 11b, Mezoo thrives in full sun, and loves warm summer days. Even in its native habitat it is a tender perennial, closing up shop when the temperatures go below 40 degrees, and reappearing when the warmth returns. Unlike other Livingstone daisies, Mezoo does not close its blossoms when it is cloudy. In Zones 3-9, plant Mezoo when the danger of the last frost is passed. It will start blooming in early summer and last until the first frost.
Proven Accents Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy Care
This unusual annual requires very little intervention from you aside from providing it an optimal location to meet its needs. It tolerates poor soil and hot locations. It is cold sensitive so a full sun location is important. Watering is needed only when it is extremely dry, then water thoroughly. Give it a location with well draining soil as it does not like wet feet. It is typically not bothered by insects or plant diseases.
Deadheading is not required, but if you would like it to produce more blooms for you, pinching the existing blossoms will result in an increased production. Prune only to control length. This plant does not easily survive as a houseplant, but if you have a greenhouse, it can be overwintered if you meet its temperature requirements of over 40 degrees.
Proven Accents Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy Spacing
Spacing is important as this annual will spread out and trail more than it grows upright. Maturing at about 3 to 5 inches tall and spreading 12 to 15 inches wide, give it 12 to 15 inches of space between plants to accommodate that spread. You will be pleased if you use this in a container, terrace or rock wall as it has a pleasing trailing habit.
Proven Accents Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated green and white|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 3-5 Inches|
|Spread: 12-15 Inches|
|Spacing: 12-15 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Low Maintenance, Foliage Interest|
|Scientific Name: Aptenia cordifolia 'Mesbicla'|
|Common Name: Proven Accents® Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy|
|Other Name(s): Baby Sun Rose|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.