Growing Dierama in Zone 9

Boyce Tankersley
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:39:18 PST
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 <>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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