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Diascia ‘Peach Delight’

Twinspur

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Features

  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPeach
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Diascia ‘Peach Delight’ (Twinspur). This genus has about 50 species of perennials from South Africa. It will bear terminal racemes of pink flowers. The leaves are toothed and mid-green. The plants have an upright or prostrate habit.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

S.Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their tubular, pink flowers. Is suitable for banks and borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are hardy and will need a sunny position with a humus-rich, well drained soil that is not too dry. You will need to cut back the old stems in the spring. Dead head regularly.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails.

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