Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. These plants shouldn't be grown in the garden during the cold period; in autumn the plants usually perish, and should be eradicated from the ground.During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Twinspur can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
The Twinspur has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the summer assumes a pink colouring; it is large in size and can reach 25 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. These plants are used in rock gardens.
Before placing the annuals, letís enrich the soil with a small dose of organic fertilizer or slow release granular chemical fertilizer; during the spring we should use a specific fertilizer for flowering plants to be mixed with the irrigating water, to be used every 20-30 days.
Letís avoid watering the The Twinspur excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, we can interrupt watering, and let the plants perish.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
They prefer dissolved soils, with an optimal drainage.
If desired, we can grow the The Twinspur in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.