My Darling Berry Twinspur
Diascia 'My Darling Berry'
My Darling Berry Twinspur flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: My Darling Series
A wonderful long blooming variety with excellent disease and heat tolerance; warm, coral pink flowers stand out above bright green foliage, ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes, patio containers and garden borders; low maintenance and easy to grow
My Darling Berry Twinspur features dainty racemes of pink pea-like flowers with coral-pink overtones along the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
My Darling Berry 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 is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
My Darling Berry Twinspur is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
My Darling Berry Twinspur will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. 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 conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry. 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.
My Darling Berry 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.