Twinspur (Diascia barberae)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Other: They bear small, light green, heart shaped leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Oct 15, 2018 11:40 AM

I grew Diascia barberae this year. It bloomed well in the spring but went completely dormant the entire summer. We had a generally cool, wet summer, so I'm not surprised it didn't die despite being planted in full sun with a southwestern exposure under a pine tree. Just recently we had a shift to much cooler weather and I'm happy to say that the plant started blooming again today! These plants are sold as spring bloomers, but if you can keep it alive over the summer (perhaps in a pot) it should rebloom in the fall.

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Perennials for spring color. by virginiarose May 4, 2012 10:51 AM 174

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