Family: Scrophulariaceae

Scientific Name: Diascia barberae Diamonte series

Common Name: Diascia Diamante series

DescriptionA cool season annual.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Annuals
Hardiness Zone8-10
Sunlightfull, partial sun
Moistureaverage, moist, not dry
Soil & Siteaverage
Growing Mediaany good commercial formulated potting mix, well drained home mix
Temperaturegrows best in the cool season, hardy to about 28 degrees F (Pan America Seed)
Flowerslavender pink, coral, etc. depending on specific cultivar
Dimensions10-12 inches tall with equal or greater spread, mounding growth form
Maintenancedead heading, cut back hard after flowering
Propagationseeds, terminal cuttings, node cuttings
Misc FactsThe common name "Twinspur" comes from the two spurs or pouches found on the flower. Diascia from Greek: di meaning two, anthos meaning sac.
Notes & Reference#51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterroud), Pan America Seed Company fact sheet
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