DWARF TERRACOTTA FAIRY RODS
Dierama dracomontanum is very showy with large, rich rose-terracotta bells dangling from “Fairy Fishing Rods”.
Great value in a small space
It is one of my absolute favourite Fairy Fishing Rods because it gives such excellent value for space.
It is so valuable because of the size of the flower bells, their abundance on each stem, as well as the rich colour.
And it is a compact, neat grower. Just the perfect size for the average and smaller garden, as well as a pot.
So Dierama dracomontanum bears graceful arching stems in Spring/Summer.
And the stems make good cut flowers too.
Easy to grow in the garden
Plant Dierama dracomontanum in Full Sun to Part Shade.
Suits most soils.
Frost hardy, un-fussy evergreen bulbous perennial.
Clumps densely. 75cm H x 40cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: EASY
Sow at any time of year in punnets indoors, except mid-summer.
Germination may be hastened by soaking the seeds overnight in a glass of clean, warm (not boiling) water, before you sow them.
Then sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Press seeds gently into the surface, then barely cover with no more than 3mm of mix / vermiculite / fine sandy grit.
Because light is needed for seed germination.
Now place the sown punnet in a warm, well-lit position, such as a window sill (but not in direct sunlight).
Then keep mix moist but not sodden.
Temperatures of 15-20°C approx. are best for optimum germination.
So you can use a temperature controlled heat mat if you have one, or just use the natural warmth of the house.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 30 days.
But do not discard your punnet because some seeds may come later (this is a natural device by the plant to give the seedlings a better chance to avoid problems by staggering germination).
SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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