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Diascia Aurora Series (Twinspur Aurora Series)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diascia Aurora Series

Other names

Twinspur Aurora Series

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Variety or Cultivar

Aurora Series _ Aurora Series are compact, mound-forming, tender, semi-evergreen perennials, often grown as an annuals, with ovate, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, upright stems bearing dense racemes of flowers in shades of pink and apricot.


Diascia Aurora Series is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Apricot, Pink in Summer; Pink, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally pest-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back after each flush of flowers to encourage more flowering.

Propagation

New shoots can be damaged by frost but the crown withstands temperatures down to -8C. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Diascia Aurora Series (Twinspur Aurora Series) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Can be grown in a container. Water during dry periods. Flowering may cease in very hot weather but will resume with cooler temperatures. Overwinter young plants indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Diascia Aurora Series

Other names

Twinspur Aurora Series

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Variety or Cultivar

Aurora Series _ Aurora Series are compact, mound-forming, tender, semi-evergreen perennials, often grown as an annuals, with ovate, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, upright stems bearing dense racemes of flowers in shades of pink and apricot.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Apricot, Pink in Summer; Pink, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally pest-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back after each flush of flowers to encourage more flowering.

Propagation

New shoots can be damaged by frost but the crown withstands temperatures down to -8C. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diascia Aurora Series (Twinspur Aurora Series) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Can be grown in a container. Water during dry periods. Flowering may cease in very hot weather but will resume with cooler temperatures. Overwinter young plants indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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I have this plant that is now established outdoors in a 15 inch diameter pot. It has lots of foiliage on, up to 15 inch stems. When should I prune it back? I presume after the risk of frost? Should I… read more

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