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Diascia 'Genta Dark Pink' (Twinspur 'Genta Dark Pink')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diascia 'Genta Dark Pink'

Other names

Twinspur 'Genta Dark Pink'

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Variety or Cultivar

'Genta Dark Pink' _ 'Genta Dark Pink' is a compact, mound-forming to trailing, tender, semi-evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual, with ovate, dark green leaves and short, wiry stems bearing loose racemes of deep pink flowers from early summer into autumn.


Diascia 'Genta Dark Pink' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Olive green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

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

Softwood cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Diascia 'Genta Dark Pink' (Twinspur 'Genta Dark Pink') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, City, Edging, Containers

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, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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 'Genta Dark Pink'

Other names

Twinspur 'Genta Dark Pink'

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Variety or Cultivar

'Genta Dark Pink' _ 'Genta Dark Pink' is a compact, mound-forming to trailing, tender, semi-evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual, with ovate, dark green leaves and short, wiry stems bearing loose racemes of deep pink flowers from early summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Olive green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

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

Softwood cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diascia 'Genta Dark Pink' (Twinspur 'Genta Dark Pink') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Underplanting, City, Edging, Containers

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, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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

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