Botanical Name: Dierama riparia
Common Name: Hairbell Fairy Fishing Rod
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 20
Dierama riparia, Hairbell Fairy Fishing Rod: A new introduction from South Africa. Just 90cm tall this semi dwarf variety has stems so slender they resemble hair. The tissue fine, pinkish purple bells are held in drooping panicles and even on a still day seem to be in a constant tinkling motion because of the fineness of their stems. The mid summer display is exceedingly lovely while the evergreen grass like foliage forms a neat clump that is ideal to compliment a gravel garden or blend with other grasses. Enjoys full sun in well drained soil. Totally frost and dry hardy once established. 90 cm H x 40 cm W.
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 5 mm 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. Dierama’s do cross pollinate easily with other species and varieties. These seeds may produce some flower colors differing from parent plant.