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Diascia barberae 'Darla Appleblossom'

SKU Name
DIA-DAR-301-F45G #4.5 Green Pot
DIA-DAR-301-LS51 Rooted Cutting 51 CT Tray

Diascia is a great flower to add to any floral environment. Its high versatility makes it a wise choice as a border plant or edging crop. Create beautiful potted combinations and garden landscapes, or use as a foundational centerpiece plant for window boxes. Diascia Darla Appleblossom has delicate soft pink with white bi-color flowers. Darla Appleblossom has a spread of 12-14 inches, requiring a space of 10-12 inches to properly grow and has an optimal height of 12-14 inches.

These fine, herbaceous plants have wiry stems and small heart-shaped leaves. Their delicate, colorful flowers cover green foliage all season. The ability to thrive in full or part sun, complement many other plants or flowers, or simply stand alone make it a great choice for your home and garden.

  • RC 102 Tray

Diascia is an upright, warm weather annual and tender perennial. This whimsical plant was relatively unknown to American gardeners until the late 1980s, when many cultivars began to hit the market. All species are native to the temperate regions of southern Africa, grown for their showy flowers. Perennial species may be evergreen or semi-evergreen. These snapdragon relatives tend to be small and can be low and spreading or bushy and upright. The leaves are arranged opposite of each other on the stems and may be heart shaped, oval, elliptical, or also may have toothed edges. Most Diascia have two little nectar spurs behind them, which is why they are commonly called twinspur. The blooms appear on un-branched stems and may be borne on short, loose, or tall upright clusters. The flowers are small, tubular and five-lobed; the lower lobe serves as a landing pad for pollinators and the two upper lobes give rise to the flowers prominent spurs. After pollination, they produce a small capsule filled with tiny black glossy seeds.

Diascia Darla Appleblossom is an upright to trailing plant, featuring soft pink flowers that arise on mounded plants. The Darla series, bred by Syngenta, is more compact than other Diascia varieties. It is commonly featured as a border plant, in a window box display, or in hanging baskets. Taller and fuller varieties go nicely as mixed fillers in the garden. Darla Appleblossom grows best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, and is a full to partial sun exposure flower. A unique feature of this variety is that each small flower is tubular with a prominent lip and two rear spurs, or nectarines, which hold nectar for bees and butterflies. Diascia also have a long bloom life. Key features of Diascia Darla Appleblossom are frost tolerance and no deadheading required.  In the very hot months flowering may cease, but will resume when temperatures cool.