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Diascia rigescens

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Diascia rigescens. This is a semi-evergreen perennial. It has a vigorous, sprawling, trailing form with dense 15-20cm spikes of pink flowers at the upturned ends of each stem. The clumps may be 60cm across. You should remove the fading spikes to prolong the flowering. It will bloom in mid to late summer and early autumn, It is ideal as a late colour for your border perennial.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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

Propagate from seed in autumn, or cuttings in late spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails.

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