Diascia barberae


Diascia Barberae

The Diascia Barberae is a dainty little perennial plant originating from the Drakensberg mountain range. It produces numerous upright stems growing to 30cm tall from a mat-forming root base. Each stem is clothed in small green leaves and topped with a raceme of individual tubular flowers about 1,5cm across, rich salmon pink in colour.

A remarkable feature of the charming Diascia Barberae is their long flowering season: virtually all year round in milder climates and from late spring to autumn in the colder regions. It looks spectacular in rock gardens, especially tucked into joints and cracks between large rocks. It grows best in full sun.

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