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Scrophulariaceae

Diascia

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Plants in this genus are softly textured annuals or tender perennials that produce delicate, loose spires of flowers in summer and fall.  Diascia is at home spilling onto a walkway or filling in between more structured plants. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsColorful spires of 5-lobed, hooded blossoms with backward-pointing spurs.

CareGrow in fertle, moist, but well-drained soil in full sun. May stop blooming during hot summers. Shear the spent stems to produce another flush of blooms.

PropagationSow seed when fresh or in early spring; take softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Easy to overwinter in a greenhouse.

ProblemsSlugs, snails.

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