Twinspur

Diascia barberae

Diascia barberae 'Apricot Queen'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc.
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Twinspur (Diascia barberae)
Genus:  Diascia
This softly textured tender perennial (or annual) produces delicate, loose spires in summer and fall. Diascia is at home spilling onto a walkway or filling in between more structured plants. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Bears loose spikes of pink flowers with yellow-spotted throats and downward pointing spurs.
Care:  Diascia needs a sunny site and fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Water during dry spells. Shear the spent stems to produce another flush of blooms.
Propagation:  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.
Problems:  Slugs, snails.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Indoor Plant,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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