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Diascia (Twinspur, Diascia)

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Plant description

Diascia is a popular herbaceous annual or perennnial plant. It is a colourful, decorative easily grown bedding plant that have great massed displays of flowers. The abundant flowers are borne in loose racemes. They grow on a compact low growing plant. It is good for massed plantings in the garden as well as being great container plants. 

Diascia like a sunny to part shaded position. Does best in part shade in very hot weather. Cut back by a third if the plant becomes too open and leggy, for repeat blooming. They are in the same family as snapdragons.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink, white, red, apricot
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-6.5

Pests

Slugs, snails

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose liquid fertiliser.

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