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Scientific Name: Diascia x hybrida
Pronunciation: dye-ASS-ee-uh ex HIB-rih-duh
Common Name: diascia, twinspur
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Flower is bi-lateral with two nectar tubes protruding out the back (hence the name 'twinspur').
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include D. 'Whisper Cranberry Red'.
diascia, twinspur
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Crenate, Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Dark-red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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