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Diascia integerrima

   (Family: Schrophulariaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Horinkies English: Twinspurs  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.3 - 0.4m
Special properties:
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Pink
Flower shape
 
  Polinator
  Special oil collecting bees which have modified forelegs with which they collect oil from inside the two spurs.
  Flower info
  Flowers abundantly throughout the summer. While the bottom flowers open, new buds are continually forming at the tip of the stems, hanging like little bells. Close-up these bright pink flowers are very interesting.Typical of Diascia, the flowers have two long horns or spurs at the back of the flower, which has given this genus the common name of twinspurs. The flower is shaped with a large drooping lower lip and four smaller curly petals at the top. At the centre of the flower there is a bright yellow and maroon concave patch called a "window".
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Brown
 
 
Seed colour
Black
  Seed info EDIT
  Little round seeds are formed in capsules. Within a few weeks the seed capsules turn brown and dry, split open and release the ripe seeds that are black and hard. Diascia species are self-incompatible and, therefore, do not set seed easily in the garden.
 
 
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