Diascia cordata

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Diascia cordata N.E.Br.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: septicidal capsule

61C / b71f53 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Diascia cordata is a perennial.

Naming

Diascia cordata was described by Nicholas Edward Brown. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Diascia cordata is a species in the genus Diascia which contains approximately 65 to 86 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Diascia cordata has dark-green, simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are cordate and dentate.

Flowers and Fruits

Diascia cordata produces racemes of dark-pink tubular flowers from June to September.

The perennials produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Diascia cordata is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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