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One of the horticultural highlights of midsummer is viewing Dierama pulcherrimum in full flower. Resembling a fishing rod, long, aching spikes rise above the grass-like leaves, each one drooping under the weight of pendular pink bells. To get the full benefit of this trouble-free plant, grow it in a sheltered spot in full sun. Dierama pulcherrimum Slieve Donard Hybrids produce paler blooms, in June and July.
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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