Genus: Twinspur


Twinspur (Diascia)
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 characteristics:  Colorful spires of 5-lobed, hooded blossoms with backward-pointing spurs.
Care:  Grow 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.

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


Slugs, snails.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Diascia

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Diascia barberae