Growing Diascia (Twinspur)

Latin Name Pronunciation: dy-ass'-see-ah

Diascias are low-growing sun-lovers that produce countless, small Snapdragon-like flowers above delicate foliage from early summer to frost. They are suited to use along the front of a border as edging, or to fill in around the feet of perennials, or as trailing plants in containers. Perennial in zones 8-11.

Plant in full sun in well-drained garden soil. Prefers consistently moist soil. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage rebloom. Young plants can be pinched to promote a more compact, bushy habit.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.