Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Rose Pink’
ROSE PINK FAIRY FISHING RODS
Graceful arching stems 120cm high sway in the wind with dangling bells, on Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Rose Pink’.
Pulcherrimum means beautiful in botanical Latin speak. So this plant is indeed well named.
While the flower wands resemble a small fishing rod arching under the weight of a fairy’s fish, hence the common name of Fairy Fishing Rods.
Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Rose Pink’ has clumps of evergreen, fine, tall sword like foliage to 80cm tall.
So the clump provides an architectural statement in the garden all year round, even when it is not in flower.
Though flowering season is a spectacle of course.
And the foliage clumps thickens up and improves with each year, to create an ever more stunning flower display.
Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Rose Pink’ enjoys Full Sun or Light Shade, and is very hardy and obliging.
And most garden soils types are acceptable.
Plus it is easy, dry hardy and water-wise once established.
Though once you have your clump settled in, do not be tempted to disturb and divide them no matter how hard your best friend begs, as they can resent being dug and divided.
So it makes an evergreen perennial clump 1.20m High in flower x 1m Wide of arching, fountain foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: EASY
INDOORS: Seed can be sown at any time in a punnet using a good quality seed raising mix.
Then cover the seeds with fine river sand or seed raising mix to a depth of approx. 5mm.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath and allowing the water to percolate up through the mix from below to the surface.
Then place the punnet in a warm, well lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water bottle.
Temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings appear in approx. 30 days.
But do not discard the punnet as some seedlings may be slower. This is a natural trick of the plant to give the baby seedlings a sporting chance of emerging into a favourable period of weather.
SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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