Growing Dierama in Zone 9

Michael McAuley michael.d.mcauley@comcast.net
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:57:28 PST
Thanks for this.  I may still give it a try if I can find the right spot in my garden, either in the ground or in a container.


Michael D. McAuley
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On Feb 27, 2014, at 9:39 AM, Boyce Tankersley <btankers@gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried Dierama pulchellum (1 small plant in a 4" pot) in the ground when I
> worked in Galveston,Texas on the campus of the Medical Branch in the hopes
> that the sea breezes would keep it cool enough to survive the summers.
> Unfortunately it rotted shortly after it was planted.
> 
> Boyce Tankersley
> Chicago Botanic Garden
> 
> 
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Michael Mace <michaelcmace@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> Lee, thanks for your info on growing Dieramma in Pasadena. I'm in San Jose,
>> about 350 miles to the north, but in an inland area that's sheltered from
>> the ocean breezes. It's not quite as hot here as Pasadena, but far hotter
>> than San Francisco. In my area, Dieramma grows very well here in part shade
>> as long as you give it some summer water. I have some clumps that are over
>> a
>> decade old, and bloom profusely each year.
>> 
>> They do not appreciate heavy soil. If I were in a place with high summer
>> heat, I think I'd try them in a spot with a lot of shade in the middle of
>> the day.
>> 
>> Hope that helps.
>> 
>> Mike
>> San Jose, CA
>> (zone 9, min temp 20F / 6C)
>> 
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