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Diascia barberae 'Ruby Field' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

twinspur 'Ruby Field'

Family

Scrophulariaceae


Diascia can be annuals or semi-evergreen perennials, usually making a mat of neat foliage with racemes of cup or bell-shaped flowers, usually in shades of pink, and each with two short spurs

'Ruby Field' is a semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of light green ovate leaves. Deep salmon-pink flowers in loose racemes on stems to 30cm in length in summer and early autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Diascia cordifolia 'Ruby Fields'
  • Diascia 'Ruby Field'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Young plants should be overwintered indoors

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden, Rock Garden or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

Prone to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free