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PlantFiles: Diascia, Twinspur
Diascia 'Sun Chimes Coral'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Diascia (dy-ASS-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Chimes Coral

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive treeacres On Feb 15, 2012, treeacres from Hermosa, SD wrote:

2011.......Does great on the Great Plains of South Dakota. After first spring flowering into June....I cut it back and the new growth and blooms kept flowering even after first light frost.....the end of Sept........kept blooming way into the middle of Oct...when we had a hard freeze.. I had about 8 plants and they all filled-in to give a sea of pretty, rose-pink in about a 12"X24" area. This year (2012) I will plant these again and try some in containers.
Hermosa, SD

Positive ladyannne On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Wonderful hanging basket or low filler in the secret garden. This year I am holding my breath with last year's seeds.

Positive ceedub On Sep 14, 2004, ceedub from Whitby, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

I acquired my diascia as a small plant in late May, transplanted it into a wooden rectangular planter, and it completely filled the planter within a couple of weeks. It was blooming when I got it, and is still blooming now, Sept 14th, albiet pretty minimally. Our first frost hasn't yet occurred. I just love it, its so cheerful!!

Neutral ohmysweetpjs On Jul 29, 2003, ohmysweetpjs from Brookeville, MD wrote:

Adorable little plant. Minimal care. I keep mine in a pot and have trouble getting it to bloom. Cutting it back increases bushiness.

Positive Blackwater On Jul 20, 2003, Blackwater wrote:

I absolutely love this plant! Living in northern British Columbia (canada) doesn't leave me with alot of options when it comes to plants because we can have an attack of frost anytime of the year, but this plant can handle it. last month (June) we had one night of -2 celcius and it didn't even affect this plant while sadly, my other plants were! I have also found that it is an extremely easy keeper and looks great planted with petunias in hanging baskets. My family owns/operates a commercial greenhouse and this plant was pretty much our best seller. We mixed them with everything from verbena to bacopa, it didn't matter what we planted it with because it always looked great.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boulder Creek, California
Long Beach, California
Merced, California
San Jose, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hermosa, South Dakota
Port Townsend, Washington

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