Flirtation® Pink Diascia
Diascia 'Flirtation Pink'
Flirtation® Pink Diascia flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Flirtation Series
Brand: Proven Winners
A colorful cool weather series featuring a sturdy, semi-trailing habit, perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes or garden landscapes; a profuse bloomer, producing brightly colored flowers over green, pointy foliage; excellent for early spring planting
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Flirtation® Pink Diascia features dainty spikes of shell pink pea-like flowers with cherry red eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Flirtation® Pink Diascia is a dense 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 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.
Flirtation® Pink Diascia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Flirtation® Pink Diascia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. 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.
Flirtation® Pink Diascia 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.