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Twinspur

Diascia spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Twinspur Overview

Genus of 68 annual and perennial herbaceous species, with some semi-evergreen. Grown for their tubular pink flowers, sometimes bicoloured, this genus is established from Southern Africa and commonly called twinspur after their double, downward pointing spurs on the back of their flowers. This genus is popular and many hybrids and cultivars have been developed for bedding plants in gardens.

Common problems with Twinspur

How to propagate Twinspur

Cuttings

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

Seed

Seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Twinspur

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

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