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Diascia barberae

Diascia barberae 'Apricot Queen'

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 CharacteristicsBears loose spikes of pink flowers with yellow-spotted throats and downward pointing spurs.

CareDiascia 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.

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.

  • Genus : Diascia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Zones : 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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