2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Diascia 'Diamonte Coral Rose' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Diascia 'Diamonte Coral Rose' F1
National Winner

Diascia 'Diamonte Coral Rose' F1
2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner

'Diamonte Coral Rose' is an improved variety in a class that was relatively unknown five years ago. Diascia is native to South Africa, like gerbera and dimorphotheca. 'Diamonte Coral Rose' exhibits earliness, freedom of bloom and hybrid vigor as improved traits. There is a connection among all three because as a breeder creates a hybrid, these multiple qualities are the breeding objectives. Hybrid vigor results in a long blooming season and profuse flowering which judges observed during the trial. 'Diamonte Coral Rose' is a frost tolerant annual. The plants perform well during the hot summer growing season and under cool growing conditions, such as the fall and winter seasons in southern locations. The category, Cool Season Bedding Plant Trial, means 'Diamonte Coral Rose' was tested at southern sites during the winter, and won the award.

'Diamonte Coral Rose' flowers are tubular with backward pointing spurs. The five-lobed blooms have broad lower lobes. 'Diamonte Coral Rose' plants have a spreading habit and are perfectly designed for any container. Planting them close to the lip will encourage the plant to cascade over the side. Needing a full sun growing location, 'Diamonte Coral Rose' combines well with other cool tolerant annuals, such as snapdragons or dianthus. Exceptional garden performance can be expected from 'Diamonte Coral Rose.'


Genus species: Diascia intergerimma
Common name: Diascia
Unique qualities: Earlier flowering, better branching, and length of flowering period.
Flower size: 3/4 to 1 inch
Form Spike
Color(s): Coral rose
Plant height: 10 inches
Width: 18 inches
Garden Spacing: 12 inches
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 60-70 days
Closest comparison(s) on market: 'Pink Queen,' 'Rose Queen'

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Diascia
Variety Name: 'Diamonte Coral Rose' F1
Genus: Diascia
Species: intergerimma
Year: 2006
Common Name: Diascia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Pink Queen,' 'Rose Queen'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Spreading, Upright
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 12 inches
Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Bloom Color: Coral
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: .75 - 1 inch
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Frost
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES

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