Livingstone Daisy, Livingston Daisy, Ice Plant 'Mezoo Trailing Red'

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dorotheanthus (dor-uh-thee-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: bellidiformis (bel-id-EE-for-miss) (Info)
Cultivar: Mezoo Trailing Red



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:


Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stockton, California

Vista, California

Deland, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Seminole, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Tampa, Florida

New Albany, Indiana

Independence, Missouri

Pittsford, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Ladys Island, South Carolina

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 23, 2013, Emtsteve391 from Alexandria Bay, NY wrote:

I have the mezoo and find it difficult to get them here in the Thousand Island region of NY. They do so well in the summer. BEAUTIFUL plant. Now I know how to save them for the following seasons. Thank you so much for the info!


On Oct 25, 2011, ginkochic from Imperial, MO wrote:

This is my favorite trailing plant for my containers. I bought it 2 years ago and threw it in a few containers to over winter in my small house(St Louis, MO), & it did great. I put back out in spring & will bring in & do the same now (Oct). Very easy to propagate. You'll have plenty to share.
LOVE this plant!


On Jul 22, 2010, jeda from Kenosha, WI wrote:

I noticed this plant for the first time this spring at my local garden center. I was looking for a vine that was varigated and would grow in part sun. Mezoo fit the bill and had pretty little flowers to boot. I asked the gentleman who takes care of the plants what he knew about it. He said he grew it at home and had many good things to say about it. I purchased it. I have it in a whiskey barrel with some Elephant Ears receiving part sun and it is florishing. I am going to try propagating it and bringing it indoors for a houseplant. LOVE IT!!!!!


On Jul 7, 2010, ge1836 from Pittsford, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is an annual here. I use it in tubs.It trails nicely and has a tight appearance.