Common Name: Fairy Fishing Rod Blackbird
Seed Count: 20
Family: Hardy Perennial
Dierama pulcherrimum Blackbird – A seedling from the famous and darkest of all Dierama’s. producing cascades of large, claret – purple flared trumpets held along tall springy stems in Spring/Summer. Flowering followed by decorative round seed heads. Some plants may vary in darkness, but all should be superb. Matures into a fabulous evergreen clump. Full sun or light shade. Suitable for most garden soils. 1.3m x 1m.
Dierama seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with fine river sand or compost to 5mm depth. Natural germination will occur outside or in a seed raising tray kept at 15-20 degrees C. Germination takes from one to three month. Grow on the individual grass like seedlings in small pots. Protect from frost in first year. Dieramas do cross pollinate easily with other species and varieties. These seeds may produce some flower colours differing from parent plant.