A creeping perennial with oval, hairy, semi-evergreen leaves that are heart-shaped at the base. Loose spires of rose-pink flowers, with concave 'windows' and downward pointing spurs are produced from summer to early autumn. Height around 25cm (10in).
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
- Clump forming, Columnar upright
Diascia can be annuals or semi-evergreen perennials, usually making a mat of neat foliage with racemes of cup or bell-shaped flowers, usually in shades of pink, and each with two short spurs
- Name status
- Plant range
- S Africa (Cape)
How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Water in dry periods. Provide protection from frosts.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
No pruning required. Cut back old stems to ground level in spring.
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