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Barber's Diascia Diascia barberae

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
*dee-AHSS-ee-ah bar-ber-REE-ah
Description

Twinspur is a mat-forming perennial from southern Africa that grows 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide with pink blooms from spring to fall. In hot summer climates it may quit blooming in the heat of the summer. Shear the plant back to encourage fall blooms. They do best in climates with lower humidity.

Twinspur prefers moist, organically rich, well drained soils and blooms best in full to part sun. Twinspur can be grown as an annual and does well in containers and hanging baskets. In the garden plant in borders, along walkways or in rock gardens. It will add many weeks of color to your garden.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#annual#perennial#pink flowers#partial sun#hanging baskets#spreading#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#container
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#annual#perennial#pink flowers#partial sun#hanging baskets#spreading#long bloom time#rock gardens#borders#container
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diascia
    Species:
    barberae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    3/4 inch rose pink bloom with a prominent lip and a yellow throat with 2 rear spurs.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 1 inch long glossy green heart-shaped leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Rock Wall
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies