BOTANICAL NAME: Diascia 'Sunjodi 045'OTHER NAMES:  TwinspurGROUP/CLASS:  Sundiascia SeriesAVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cmSPACING/SPREAD: 30 cmSUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shadeFLOWER COLOUR: PeachFLOWERING TIME: SummerFOLIAGE COLOUR: GreenCOLD HARDINESS: AnnualWATER NEEDS: AverageOTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies Description: An excellent series bred to give...
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BOTANICAL NAME: Diascia 'Sunjodi 045'
OTHER NAMES:  Twinspur
GROUP/CLASS:  Sundiascia Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
SPACING/SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Peach
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies

Description:

An excellent series bred to give an exceptional, upright display of blooms over a long period; robust, with long spikes of peach flowers; gives a stunning display in borders or containers all summer long and into the fall

Ornamental Features

Sundiascia® Upright Peach Twinspur has masses of beautiful spikes of peach pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its small serrated pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sundiascia® Upright Peach Twinspur is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sundiascia® Upright Peach Twinspur is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Sundiascia® Upright Peach Twinspur will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sundiascia® Upright Peach Twinspur is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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