Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink, also known as Diascia barberae, Barber's Diascia, and Twinspur, is a tender perennial native to southern Africa. Suntory developed this cultivar for its unique habit among Diascia and superior heat tolerance. This plant offers an upright habit of 12-15" tall and 18-20" wide, with 3" long bright pink flower spikes blooming from early spring through summer. Sundiascia is self-cleaning, deer-resistant, heat-tolerant, and attractive to pollinators. Perennial in zone 8-11, this plant can also grow as an annual. Flourishing in full or partial sun with moderate water, Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink is a pleasing addition to any container. Combine Blush White in mixed patio containers or landscape borders with Blush White, Peach, and Rose Pink.
Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink Selling Tips
Sell Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink to customers looking for an annual or tender perennial with striking color to add to a landscape border or container. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and people will love the vibrant color of these sturdy, long-blooming flowers. Create a charming landscape along the front of a home or around a pool by pairing this uniquely upright Diascia cultivar with Gerbera Daisy, Snapdragon, Stock, Osteospermum, and Pansy. This self-cleaning, low-maintenance plant will overwinter outdoors in zone 8-10 or grow as an annual in colder climates.
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1. Space plants 18-20" apart in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
2. Water once or twice a week, more in hot weather.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink, plant one rooted plug per 4- or 6-inch container or four per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6-6.0, temperatures of 64-75 daytime and 52-59 nighttime, and moderate feed (200-250 ppm N). Maintain light of at least 5,000 fc and pinch once, 10-14 days after transplanting. This plant doesn't typically need PGRs with enough light but will respond to one to three sprays of B-Nine in low-light conditions. You may see aphids and whiteflies, and this plant can be prone to botrytis, root rot, and crown rot.
Three-inch bright pink flower spikes bloom from early spring until fall.
Pinch once, 10-14 days after transplanting.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant and so that foliage isn't touching.
This plant doesn't typically require PGRs. Under low light conditions, it may benefit from one to three sprays of B-Nine.
You may see aphids and whiteflies.
Botrytis, root rot, and crown rot can affect this plant. To prevent crown rot, be careful not to bury the crown of the plug too deeply. Practice good sanitation in your greenhouse by using clean, virus-free media for planting. Apply a broad spectrum fungicide at transplant if desired. Prevent fungal infection by following a few steps in your greenhouse.
1. Water at the base of each plant in the morning and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
2. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans.
3. Space containers so sunlight can reach the soil level of each plant.
Planting Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4- or 6-inch container or four plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained, sanitary media and barely bury the crown of the ellepot centered or evenly spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Diascia Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||5-7 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||9-11 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 8-11|