Dierama White hybrid seeds – (Angels’ Fishing Rod)

$4.10

A pretty, airy perennial whose lovely white bell shaped flowers adds architectural content to your garden with its weeping form. These seeds are open pollenated so may produce different forms and colours from the parent.

Description

These open pollenated seeds are from a  plant which has graceful airy arching flower stems and bell shaped pure white flowers which resemble small dainty fishing rods. It is a compact form reaching approx 1.2 metre high when in flower.  It is the perfect perennial for the summer garden, and it 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, once the seeds have grown to corms,  if you are planting near water.
Dieramas 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.

Dieramas can be promiscuous, pollinating easily with other species and varieties. These seeds may produce some flower colours differing from the parent plant, although I don’t have any other colours in my garden.

Sowing advice

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.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Angels' Fishing Rod

Family

Iridaceae

Maximum Height

1.2 metres

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20