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Dierama pulcherrimum is a graceful, evergreen perennial, bearing arching stems of bell-shaped pink flowers which dangle above clumps of grassy foliage, resembling a fishing rod. It's perfect for adding movement to a sunny border, and works well when planted with ornamental grasses.
Dierama pulcherrimum 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' bears paler pink blooms than the species, in June and July. For best results grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. Dierama pulcherrimum 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' isn't suitable for growing in pots. Water freely during the growing season, but avoid excessive winter wet. Cut away old foliage in early spring and if necessary lift and divide congested clumps at the same time.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Pink
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy
Skill level: Experienced
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: June to July
I have this growing in a gravel bed with grasses and it is beautiful. Well worth growing. My only criticism is that once it has flowered it does look very untidy. I stake it and use garden twine to support the long strappy leaves.
Do you cut it back every year? Mine is in clay soil but has not flowered, have cut it back once but taking ages to grow back. I think it's days are numbered.
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