Common Name: Alpine Fairy Fishing Rod
Seed Count: 20
Discovered high in the African mountains this unique tiny alpine Dierama is one for the collector. Attractive stout erect stems hold reddish – pink outward and upward facing bells’ This delightful diminutive species blooms in spring well before other larger species. Ideal for planting in pots. Prefers a warm sunny site in humus rich well drained soil. 38cm x 20cm.
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.