Diascia is a plant that originates from the south African mountain regions, there are annual and perennial forms of Diascia which are inclined to be spindly with very small flowers.
Penhow only works with the perennial species we have hybridized these wild forms of Diascia through our breeding method which creates a prolific array of uniformed flowers in a variety of new colours. Our breeding techniques allows our plants to flower seven months of the year from early Spring to late Autumn these are very versatile plants that can be grown in the
garden boarders, rockeries, ornamental containers, hanging baskets and troughs.
Being a HHP (half hardy perennial) these will tolerate a minus ten degree temperature drop, they don’t like sitting in waterlogged conditions, plants need to be in a free draining soil through the winter months. If you are growing them in baskets or ornamental containers we recommend to keep them well drained by either raising the base of the container or by placing it on its side to prevent waterlogging.
To increase the quantity of flowers during late Summer remove one inch of flowers, this will produce a more prolific flowering plant within a few weeks, they will then continue to flower until late Autumn.
When the plants have finished flowering remove foliage leaving three to four inches of growth.
In Spring, tidy up plants. If plants are grown in containers, tidy growth, refresh compost and feed a few times throughout the growing season.