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Diascia (Twinspur, Diascia)

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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

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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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