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Mesembryanthemum Seeds - Magic Carpet

Botanical - Dorotheanthus bellidiformis


Seed Count:
1500 Seeds
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £1.75
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1500 Seeds.

Other Names - Livingstone Daisy, Ice Plant, Mesembryanthemum Criniflorum…

Magic Carpet produces masses of brightly coloured large sized flowers throughout the summer months. It's daisy-like, low spreading habit making it ideal for growing at the front of borders, summer beds and rock gardens. This variety has an excellent range of shades from deep pinks, salmon, yellow, orange and white.

  • Popular variety.
  • Produces a colourful carpet of bright, cheerful blooms.
  • Prolific over a long period.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, hanging baskets, borders, rock gardens, containers, coastal gardens, patio's, between flagstones, growing in walls

Sowing Months - February - May

Flowering Months - Late May - September

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, light, sandy soil
Type   Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 / 5 mm
Average height 15 cm Germination Temperature 16 to 20℃
Average spread 30 cm Days to germination 14 - 28 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds on the surface of moist compost in trays, pots or modules.
Lightly cover with a thin layer of vermiculite or compost.
Place the container in a clear polythene bag and seal or if preferred place in a propagator. Germinate at the temperature suggested above. Do not exclude light however avoid direct exposure to hot sun.
Once the seeds start to germinate remove from the bag or propagator and place in a cooler but not cold location.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle prick out into pots 7 - 10 cm wide.
Grow on in frost free conditions in a greenhouse or cold frame is ideal.
When all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong plant out into their final growing position.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out so that the plants can acclimatize to the outdoor temperature.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds direct in May when all risk of frost has passed in a well prepared seedbed. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Sow the seeds sparingly in rows 25 - 30 cm apart.
Cover the seeds with 5 mm of fine soil and water well.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 30 cm apart.
The stronger thinning's can be used to fill gaps in the rows or transplanted elsewhere in the garden.

Growing On

Water young plants well until established.
Livingstone Daisy's can tolerate drought however in very dry conditions water well.


The long lasting flowers close up at night and open up in sunlight.

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