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Twinspur Little Dancer in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Diascia 'Little Dancer'

 

Twinspur 'Little Dancer'

Most diascia varieties are low-growing bedding plants, also suitable for containers and hanging-baskets, but some varieties have tall, upright.spires of flowers. The flowers are small, but profuse. The leaves are dark green and oval. 'Little Dancer' is a mound-forming low-growing variety with a profusion of flowers that start lilac and turn pink, and bloom all Summer long, and well into Autumn. Can be overwintered if protected from frost, or moved indoors.

 
plant Features
  • Twinspur Little Dancer likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Twinspur Little Dancer likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Twinspur Little Dancer is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Twinspur Little Dancer likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Twinspur 'Little Dancer'

Latin name

Diascia 'Little Dancer'

type

Annual or perennial

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Twinspur Little Dancer likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Twinspur Little Dancer is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Twinspur Little Dancer likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Twinspur Little Dancer likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Twinspur Little Dancer is 0.50meters x 0.25meters 0.50 M 0.25 M

Diascia 'Little Dancer'

Most diascia varieties are low-growing bedding plants, also suitable for containers and hanging-baskets, but some varieties have tall, upright.spires of flowers. The flowers are small, but profuse. The leaves are dark green and oval. 'Little Dancer' is a mound-forming low-growing variety with a profusion of flowers that start lilac and turn pink, and bloom all Summer long, and well into Autumn. Can be overwintered if protected from frost, or moved indoors.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Diascia have a long flowering season, from early Summer to late Autumn in UK - in their native South Africa the flowering season is shorter

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in Spring in a sunny site in well-drained fertile, good-quality soil.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Take cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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