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.