Annuals, Ground covers, Perennials
South African natives related to snapdragon (Antirrhinum). The coral to purplish pink flowers each have two prominent spurs on the back; these bear oils attractive to pollinating bees. Blooms are carried in spike-like clusters at stem ends from spring through early summer and often into fall. At their best used in rock gardens, borders, or containers. With the exception of Diascia barberae, all of the species listed here are perennial, though these perennials may die in winter if planted in heavy, wet soil. Shear back after bloom period.Diascia integerrima
To 1 1/2 ft. high, creeping to 3–4 ft. wide. Leaves are small, linear. Loose spikes of rich purplish pink flowers. ‘Coral Canyon’ grows 12–15 in. high and 1 1/2 ft. wide, bears salmon-pink flowers.
From China. Loose, spikelike clusters of 1 1/2 to 2-in. white flowers open from a profusion of buds re...
Has pink buds openingto very fragrant white blossomsto 5 in. across, with40–50 segments. Blooms latera...
Bears whiteblossoms faintly marked pink,5 in. across, with 40–50 segments.It’s like an improved‘Waterl...