Diascia barberae 'Ruby Field'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Perennial, Tender Perennial
- Border (Front), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - October
- 20-25cm (8-10in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 30-50cm (12-20in)
- Prefers a moist but well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. May also be grown in a container.
On and on this diascia goes, flowering its socks off all summer and autumn. We had five plugs planted in a huge pot on our kitchen terrace and it looked cheerfully pink and pretty longer than anything else.
Keep deadheading and cut back after each flush of flowers to encourage more blooms and maintain a compact shape. Apply a regular liquid feed during the growing season if growing in a container. Protct from slugs and snails.