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Diascia rigescens (Stiff twinspur)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diascia rigescens

Other names

Stiff twinspur

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Species

D. rigescens - D. rigescens is a trailing to spreading, semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of branching stems bearing heart-shaped to broadly ovate, toothed, light to mid-green leaves and, in summer, tall, dense racemes of two-spurred, mid- to deep pink flowers.


Diascia rigescens is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink, Pink in Summer

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.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Diascia rigescens (Stiff twinspur) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Gravel, 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, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

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 rigescens

Other names

Stiff twinspur

Genus

Diascia Diascia

Species

D. rigescens - D. rigescens is a trailing to spreading, semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of branching stems bearing heart-shaped to broadly ovate, toothed, light to mid-green leaves and, in summer, tall, dense racemes of two-spurred, mid- to deep pink flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink, Pink in Summer

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.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diascia rigescens (Stiff twinspur) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Gravel, 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, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

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, Zone 7

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