- Family: Iridaceae
- Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
- Height(approx.): 2-3ft
We exclusively offer these Dierama Plant World Jewels unique dwarf and medium-sized crosses between the pygmy D. pauciflorum, D. dracomontanum and D. igneum. These spectacular new flower forms are produced two to three weeks earlier than previous vareities, extending the flowering period of this in-vogue plant.
A mixture of colours - pinks and purples. Wand Flower or Angels' Fishing Rods Arching wands of pink flowers
Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer
Sowing: For best results, sow seeds onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20°C degrees. Although they can be sown at any time, these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging, but spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth.
When seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots and later into 13cm (5in) pots and overwinter in a frost free greenhouse or coldframe. The following spring gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 5cm (2in) deep and 38-45cm (15-18in) apart in a sunny spot on fertile well drained soil.
Suitable for the garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.