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07/08/2013 at 09:29

Alternative plant

Hello and good morning everyone well this week only Wednesday so for the last two day I’ve been cutting my hedge and I think I’ve made a small dent in the garden 12 trips to the local tip with garden waste (big trailer) and a car boot full as well I’ve even found a car front end in a corner of the garden LOL.

Any way I would like to find a plant similar to Livings stone daisy that is Perennial but I can’t think of any? Colour I’m after is blue and pink for a border to my front garden.



07/08/2013 at 09:53

Blue is hard but pink is easy. There are various Lamprnathus in pink and Delosperma. Mind none of these Mesambrainthemum type plats are truly hardy.

07/08/2013 at 10:25

Berghill thank you 

what about blue and yellow or white ?? 


07/08/2013 at 10:32

Orange and purple is the colour I think I'm going for 

But I didn't get a colour wheel can some one post a pic of it ??


07/08/2013 at 11:23

Is this what you mean? You can find them on Google.


07/08/2013 at 12:24

James if blue is colour you want consider lithordora heavenly blue.  It's evergreen, tough amd has gentian blue flowers in spring and summer. It has a liking for acid soils but I grow it here perfectly well on my neutral soil.  

As already,said Mesembryanthemums are not really hardy in most places....they are here......and need perfect drainage.  

07/08/2013 at 23:12

I have bought some plug plants Papaver 'DOUBLE TANGERINE GEM' and would like a dark Blue daisy like plant to go with it or even a corn flower that will flower at the same time as the Papaver the flowering posion is full sun 

I also have bought some Koi flowers that are so so fantastic and ORANGE they are the star in my garden. I've never see anything like them before



07/08/2013 at 23:13

Opps and thank you Lizzie and Verdun for the kind responce thank you


07/08/2013 at 23:24

James what is a Koi flower? Just googled and all I got was pretty pics of fish and tatoos!!!! 

07/08/2013 at 23:46

I will post a pic tomorrow



08/08/2013 at 08:53

I have posted a photo of this plant in what's the star in your garden 



08/08/2013 at 09:06

You can get some quite vivid blues with veronicas - there Is a thread of them (with pics) from a couple of days ago. They are spiky rather than daisy like, but would give you the right colour

08/08/2013 at 09:15

Thank you chicky I will have a look



08/08/2013 at 13:42

Blue?  Daisy?  Aster frikartii monch is your perfect solution   Check it out james

08/08/2013 at 15:40
James Hodds wrote (see)

I have posted a photo of this plant in what's the star in your garden 



Aha Geum. One of my faves. Didn't know there was one called Koi.

08/08/2013 at 16:30

I always class monch as purple - or at least it is in my garden.  But if that is ok for your colour scheme then aster "marie ballard" is lovely too

08/08/2013 at 17:24

There are different clones of frikartii.  However, those I have ...even purchased under different names......are certainly lavender blue.  In full flower now

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