Common Name: Galpinii Fishing Rod
Seed Count: 20
Family: Hardy Bulb
A relatively distinctive species with dense clusters of small tubular flowers, rather than bells, that hug the arching stems rather than hang down. A late flowering form that can have flowers right into autumn. Prefers a warm sunny site in humus rich well drained soil. Tolerates dryer conditions.1m – 1.2m x 0.6m.
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.