Flower Database

Twinspur

Basic information
Flower Name
Twinspur
Formal Name
Diascia barberae
Alias
Diascia, Twinspur, 二角草
Habitat
South African and Cape regions
Morph
Cold-resistant Evergreen year grass / perennial grass.
Comment
Diascia barberae or Twinspur (scientific name: Diascia barberae) is a mountainous region of South Africa Cape region, hardy evergreen annual plants of the family Scrophulariaceae. About 70 kinds inhabit in Africa. Since the shape of the flower is a lip shape and there are two spurs on the back side of lower lip, the alias is also called 'Nikaku sou' (It's meas winspur in Japanese) or winspur in English. In the long term of late spring to late autumn, it makes alot of flowers bloom due to strong growth and strong shade. Origin of the flower name is in Greek, Dis: Two, Ascus: bag and it is due to the fact that there are two spurs in the flower. The flower language is "Please forgive me." Is the origin of the flower language similar to the figure of a person who is asking for forgiveness so that two spurs from the back of the petal are raised with their hands raised? Diascia barberae (D. barberae) is an annual grass, and D. moltenensis and D. rigescens are perennials. Diascia ' Diamonte coralrose ' is a semi-cold-resistant perennial plant that makes deep-pink flowers bloom.
Common name: Diascia barberae or Twinspur, Scientific name:Diascia barberae, a.k.a. : Twinspur, origin: South African and Cape regional environment: mountain-zone, living type: annual grass, plant height : 20 to 50 cm, Stem: Elongated, Leaf shape: Triangular oval shape, Leaf order: opposite, Leaf eddge: with serrated teeth, Inflorescence: raceme, Flower diameter: 2 cm, Flower color: Vermillion, pink, white, spur: two spurs on lower lip, Flowering season: May to November, Remarks: Growth is vigorous and there is a half day negativity, Uses: flowerbeds, planters, hanging.
Detailed information
Order
Lamiales
Family
Scrophulariaceae
Genus
Diascia
Species
D. barberae
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Galea
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Alpine Overseas Low mountain
Color
Pink, Violet, Orange, White
Season
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Height
20  ~ 50  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~