Mezoo Trailing Red Plant

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I live in Griffin Ga and have a mezoo trailing red plant in a pot. Don't know what cold temperatures it can tolerate. Should I bring it in?


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Karen-The Mezoo Trailing Red (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis 'Mesbicla') also known as Livingstone Daisy is a tender perennial that is only hardy to USDA zones 9-10. Griffin Ga. show to be in zone 7b but since 2010 has warmed some and shows to be more like zone 8a which is still too cold for this plant outdoors during most of the winter months. If this winter (hopefully not) is as cold as your area was during last years arctic freeze this plant I'm sure would not have survived. In locations north of zone 9 this plant is normally grown as an annual. Anytime temperatures are going to fall near or below freezing this plant should be protected by bringing it indoors. In the spring after the last expected frost the plant can then be set outdoor again. Being planted in a pot will hopefully make this easier for you to do. Many in colder climates will dig this plant up, plant it in pots and overwinter indoors. It can also be grown as a house plant indoors if located near a window where it will get plenty of sunlight. The Mezoo Trailing Red does well indoors with plenty of sunlight and a well draining soil that is moist but never too wet. Letting the top few inches of soil dry out a little between watering is best but don't let the soil dry out completely. Too wet a soil can cause root rod and disease.

Below is the link for the Livingstone Daisy plant file. Just click on the link to go directly to the plant file.

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/3996/Perennial-Plants/Livingstone-Daisy.html#

Please ask if you have any other questions.

John)



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