Diascia

Diascia

These plants have either erect or sprawling stems and racemes of tubular flowers with five lobes or petals.  The bottom lobe is flared and larger than the rest, while the two upper ones have backward-pointing spurs or sacs.  Diascia love a site with full sun and rich, well-drained, evenly moist soil.  These flowers do not grow or flower well in areas with hot summers.  Deadheading encourages repeat bloom.  Water regularly during dry weather.  After the first flush of bloom, cut plants back to about 3 inches to encourage new flowers.  Use Diascia in mixed beds and boarders, as edging plants, in containers, and even in rock gardens.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Twinspur
  • Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Fall
  • Growth: 6-12 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Average