This combo of Diascia 'Flirtation Orange' and Lobularia 'Snow Princess' has been blooming non-stop for me since I planted them as pint-sized starts presented to me as comps from the fine folks at Proven Winners earlier this season. All this without much intervention on my part. I'm not very disciplined in terms of applying fertilizer -- I probably doused them with liquid fish once, maybe twice this summer. Neither have been deadheaded, cut back, or been the recipient of any fussy maintenance since they were planted in this container.
Already a fan of diascia, I'm enjoying the rich orange tones of Flirtation Orange; vibrant but not overpowering. It's able to blend into garden combinations without overpowering.
This lobularia would easily pass for the standard and widely grown white-flowering sweet alyssum. However, it's bloomed longer and more profusely than that plant and I hope and presume that it won't self-seed as much. We'll have to wait and see on that point.
As annuals go these are pretty commonplace. But I think this just goes to show that plants like these are widely grown for good reason and if they can be improved, all the better.
Diascia 'Flirtation Orange' and Lobularia 'Snow Princess'
Begonia grandis and Chasmanthium latifolium get in on the act.