Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur
Diascia 'Piccadilly Denim Blue'
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur flowers
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Height: 9 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Piccadilly Series
An early flowering series with a uniform, compact mounded habit; eye-catching large flowers on short stems blanket pointy green foliage; excellent performance in cool weather; ideal for hanging baskets, containers or window boxes
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur features dainty spikes of lavender pea-like flowers with blue overtones and rose centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Piccadilly Denim Blue Twinspur is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.