This attractive tender perennial is tumbling from the pots in the Glasshouse terrace.
A native of the Drakensberg Mountains of Lesotho, South Africa, Diascia fetcaniensis is a valuable plant to bring colour and interest to the summer garden. A member of the Scrophulariaceae (figwort family), it has zygomorphic i.e. vertically symmetrical, 5-lobed flowers. These are carried in terminal racemes, and have downwards pointing spurs. It is a sprawling plant with hairy stems, and heart-shaped, hairy leaves, which can reach 25cm in height, and can spread to 50cm. It does well in a pot with good drainage and a sunny location, but also makes a good choice for the front of a well-drained, sunny border.