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Diascia barberae 'blackthorn apricot'

Pronunciation: Dye-ass-ee-uh bar-ber-ay
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Common Name: Blackthorn apricot twinspur
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 10"
Width to: 20"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid summer
  • late summer
  • early autumn
  • mid autumn
Bloom Description: Loose racemes of apricot flowers, 1/2-3/4" across, with small narrow "windows" and almost straight, downward pointing spurs
Soil Type: Fertile, moist but well drained soil
Pests and Diseases: Slugs and snails
Propagation: Sow seed at 61 degrees f/16 degrees c as soon as ripe or in early spring. Take softwood cuttings in spring or semi ripe cuttings in summer. Overwinter young plants underglass
Notes for Identification: A mat forming perennial often grown as an annual. Deadhead often for more blooms. Data source: the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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