The Growing Place
Darla® Rose Twinspur
Diascia 'Darla Rose'
Darla® Rose Twinspur flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Darla Series
A cool weather series that features bright pops of rosy-pink pea like flowers contrasting against green point foliage; uniform and tidy mounded habit, perfect for cool season containers and baskets
Darla® Rose Twinspur features dainty spikes of rose pea-like flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Darla® Rose Twinspur is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. 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.
Darla® Rose Twinspur is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Darla® Rose Twinspur will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 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.
Darla® Rose 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 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.