Special oil collecting bees which have modified forelegs with which they collect oil from inside the two spurs.
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".
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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