Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur flowers
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Sundiascia Series
An excellent series bred to give an exceptional, upright display of blooms over a long period; robust, with long spikes of blush pink flowers; gives a stunning display in borders or containers all summer long and into the fall
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur has masses of beautiful spikes of shell pink pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its small pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink Twinspur will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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.
Sundiascia® Upright Blush Pink 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 larger 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.