Dierama pulcherrimum / Angel's Fishing Rod / Seeds

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Dierama pulcherrimum / Angel's Fishing Rod / Seeds

The original form of Angel’s Fishing Rod with tall arching stems of pink flowers in July and August.  Flower stems grow up to 1.5m in height, and sit above smaller grass-like leaves.  Looks great in borders, gravel gardens and mixed with ornamental grasses.  These seeds come from open pollinated flowers grown in Cornwall and there may be some variation in flower colour and form, with the possibility of some darker pink to red flowers. 

Dierama pulcherrimum grows best in sun in a relatively sheltered spot and rich, free-draining soil.  


Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow anytime, at room temperature and in diffuse light.  Germination takes 1-3 months and can be erratic so sow more than you need.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

Grown in Cornwall.


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Hardiness Hardy semi-evergreen perennial (forms corms) (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers July and August
Height 1-1.5m
Spread 60cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and rich well-drained soil.

Sow on the surface of a tray of moist seed compost.   Press seeds gently into the compost and do not cover.  Keep in diffuse light at 15-20°C and germination takes 3-4 weeks.  If there is no germination, move to a fridge for 2-4 weeks and back into the warmth. Transplant the seedlings into pots when they are big enough to handle and then into the garden after the last frost. Protect late summer and autumn seedlings in a greenhouse over winter before planting out in the spring. 

Grow Plants take 2-3 years to establish themselves and then need little attention.  They are semi-evergreen, often keeping some leaves over winter.  Tidy up dead leaves in spring.  Apply fertilizer in spring and water during dry summer spells.  Mature clumps can be divided in spring or after flowering in autumn.