Twinspur Diascia 'Salmon Supreme'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
twinspur 'Salmon Supreme'


Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' is an ornamental plant known for its eye-catching flowers and attractive foliage. The plant features dainty, salmon-pink blooms that have a distinctive, spurred shape, which grants them a delicate and intricate appearance. These flowers often appear in clusters, creating a vibrant display of color that can add a touch of warmth to any garden space. Leaves on the Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' are typically small, narrow, and of a glossy green hue, providing a lush backdrop for the soft-colored blossoms. This plant generally has a bushy and spreading habit, which creates an informal and naturalistic feel in plantings. It is well-suited for use in flower beds, borders, and containers where its flower masses gracefully spill over the edges. Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' blooms over a long season, sometimes from late spring into fall, depending on the climate and growing conditions. This repetitive blooming character makes it a favorite among garden enthusiasts for providing lasting color in the landscape. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which adds a dynamic and ecologically beneficial element to its surroundings. The overall charm of Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' lies in its combination of lush greenery with the soft salmon-pink flowers. The plant's spreading nature and long blooming period make it a versatile choice for gardeners looking to create an enduring splash of color without the need for constant care or replanting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms


    • Common names

      Diascia 'Salmon Supreme'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Diascia, including the 'Salmon Supreme' variety, is generally considered non-toxic to humans. Therefore, ingesting parts of this plant is not expected to cause poisoning or severe health consequences. However, it is always advisable to avoid eating ornamental plants due to potential individual allergies or unexpected reactions.

    • To pets

      Diascia, which includes the 'Salmon Supreme' variety, is not known to be toxic to pets. If a pet ingests parts of this plant, it is unlikely to experience any symptoms of poisoning or serious health issues. As with any non-food plant, ingestion may cause mild gastrointestinal upset, but significant toxicity is not anticipated.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot (30 cm)

    • Spread

      1 foot (30 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      South Africa


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts Pollinators: The Diascia 'Salmon Supreme', commonly known as Twinspur, is known to attract bees and butterflies, thus supporting local ecosystems and pollination.
    • Colorful Blooms: Twinspur provides abundant salmon-colored flowers that add vibrant color to gardens and landscapes during its blooming season.
    • Long Blooming Period: This plant often blooms for an extended period, typically from late spring through fall, providing lasting visual appeal.
    • Easy to Grow: Twinspur is generally considered easy to care for and can thrive in a range of conditions, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Versatile Use: It's suitable for use in containers, hanging baskets, and garden beds, offering flexibility in garden design.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, the plant exhibits some degree of drought tolerance, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Deer Resistance: Twinspur is not a preferred food source for deer, making it a good choice for gardens in areas with deer populations.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' can be used in miniature gardens to add a pop of color due to its vibrant salmon-pink flowers and compact growth habit.
    • The plant can serve as an indicator for over-watering in container arrangements; if Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' begins to wilt, it may suggest excess moisture.
    • In arts and crafts, the dried flowers of Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' can be incorporated into homemade paper to create textured, floral-themed sheets.
    • Due to its trailing nature, Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' can be used in living walls or vertical gardens, adding dimension and color variety.
    • Its flowers can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, providing a delicate salmon tint to textiles.
    • When planted in clear glass containers, Diascia 'Salmon Supreme's root system can be observed, making it a useful educational tool for demonstrating plant growth and root development.
    • As a photography subject, the unique shape and color of Diascia 'Salmon Supreme's blossoms provide a distinctive addition to macro photography projects.
    • For culinary presentation, the blossoms can be frozen in ice cubes to create visually appealing additions to beverages during special events.
    • The plant can be used as a living mulch under taller plants, helping to regulate soil temperature and retain moisture while contributing visual interest.
    • In theme gardens that focus on specific color schemes, Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' can be a critical element in creating a salmon-hued color palette.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Twin Spur is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Twin Spur is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Charm and Attraction: Diascia, often referred to as Twinspur, bears delicate flowers that can symbolize the charm and allure present in nature's beauty.
    • Friendship: With its warm salmon-colored blooms, Twinspur can represent friendship and the friendly affection shared between individuals.
    • Enduring Love: Twinspur's ability to bloom for a long season makes it a symbol of long-lasting love that endures over time.
    • Liveliness: The bright and lively color of Twinspur embodies high spirits and vitality, often associated with the vivaciousness of life.
    • Gratitude: Giving someone Twinspur can express gratitude, as the plant's generous flowering can be seen as a metaphor for abundant thankfulness.

Every 3-4 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    To maintain optimal moisture for the Twinspur, it's essential to water the plant regularly. Check the soil moisture every few days and water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. During active growing seasons, typically spring and summer, you might need to water the plant once or twice a week. The exact frequency depends on environmental factors like temperature and humidity. When you water, do so thoroughly, ensuring that water reaches the root zone; this might approximately be around 16-24 ounces each time, depending on the plant size and pot. Always allow excess water to drain away to avoid waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  • sunLight

    Twinspur thrives best in bright, indirect light and should be placed in a location where it can receive plenty of light without direct exposure to the harsh midday sun. A spot near an east-facing window where it can get gentle morning light or in a south or west-facing room with some shade is ideal. Make sure that it gets several hours of good light each day to support robust growth without the risk of leaf burn.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Twinspur prefers mild temperatures and can endure a range that typically spans from about 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure healthy growth, aim to keep your Twinspur in an environment where the temperature is consistently between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not frost-hardy, so make sure to protect it from temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be detrimental to the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Twinspur is important to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Prune the plant lightly after the main flowering flush to remove spent blooms and revitalize the plant for additional flowering. Pruning can be done every few weeks during the growing season. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring, just before new growth begins.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Twin Spur requires well-draining soil mixed with organic matter and a pH between 6.0 and 7.5 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Twin Spurs don't typically need frequent repotting; do so every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its container.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Twin Spur prefers moderate humidity but is adaptable to the typical humidity levels found in most homes.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Twin Spur in bright, indirect light and ensure adequate airflow indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Twin Spur in partial sun with shelter from harsh afternoon rays.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of Diascia 'Salmon Supreme', commonly known as Twinspur, begins with seed germination, which occurs in warm, well-drained soil with good exposure to light. Following germination, seedlings establish themselves with true leaves and begin vegetative growth, developing a robust root system and foliage. The plant enters its flowering stage in late spring to summer, where it produces salmon-pink flowers that attract pollinators and are capable of self-fertilization. After pollination, it sets seed, completing the reproductive cycle. If environmental conditions are favorable, Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' may continue vegetative growth and enter another flowering cycle within the same growing season. As a perennial in warmer climates or a tender perennial in cooler zones, it may die back in the winter months, to re-sprout from the roots or overwintered cuttings the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • For Diascia 'Salmon Supreme', commonly known as Twinspur, the most popular method of propagation is through cutting. This technique is best performed in late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. You should select a healthy stem and cut a piece approximately 3-4 inches (about 7.5-10 centimeters) long, just below a leaf node. Remove the leaves from the lower half of the cutting to prevent rot when placed in soil. Dip the cut end into rooting hormone to encourage root development and insert the cutting into a pot filled with a moistened mix of peat and perlite. Keep the pot in a warm spot with bright, indirect light and maintain the moisture. Rooting typically occurs within a few weeks, after which the cutting can be transplanted into a larger pot or directly into the garden.