Dierama Dwarf White – (Angels’ Fishing Rod)
A pretty, airy perennial whose lovely white bell shaped flowers adds architectural content to your garden with its weeping form.
This plant has graceful airy arching flower stems and bell shaped pure white stems which resemble small dainty fishing rods. It is the perfect perennial for the summer garden, and if also looks good in containers. It looks its best when it has room to show off its graceful flowers, and is attractive when planted near water, but the corms must not get too wet over winter, so careful placing is required if you are planting near water.
They like an open, sunny position in a fertile, loamy, moist, but well-drained, soil, which doesn’t dry out in summer or become waterlogged in winter. Heavier clay soils and lighter sandy soils should be improved by incorporating well-rotted organic matter. Alternatively, dieramas do well in raised beds.
Sow at any time 5mm deep in a warm spot outside or in a propagator at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination takes from one to three months. Grow on individual grass-like seedlings in small pots. Keep frost-free and moist the first winter as dieramas are essentially evergreen plants, and must not be dried out, and should be kept growing when young. Plant out young plants the following spring. Dieramas can be promiscuous, pollinating easily with other species and varieties. These seeds may produce some flower colours differing from the parent plants.
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Angels' Fishing Rod
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