Packet Content (approx.): 12
Dierama Blackberry Bells Flower Seeds
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Height (approx.): 90cm - 1.2m
Common name: Angel's Fishing Rods
This vigorous hybrid was bred here between 'Cosmos' and Dierama robustum, inheriting some of the darkness from the former flower, but with much larger, deep purple-maroon flared trumpets on very tall, strong springy stems, arising from thick, strong, blade-like leaves. This fabulous plant, coming almost 100%25 true from seed, makes a strong, solid clump as it matures over the years!
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow September-November and February-April, in pots or trays of seed compost and place in a cold frame. Keep moist. Transplant seedlings to further pots or trays (in March) when large enough to handle. Grow on and plant out in flowering position, the following year, when the root system has developed. Alternatively, sow seed in a well-prepared seed bed and plant out in a well-drained flowering position in September. Flowers: July to August.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant in the greenhouse in individual large pots, or 3 plants per grow bag when 20cm (8in) high. Can be planted outdoors, 45cm (18in) apart once all frost risk has passed
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.