Dierama corms

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sat, 03 Jul 2004 12:46:21 PDT
Last year I dug out a huge clump of dierama that had encroached on a 
pathway.  I planted it (or as much of it as would fit) in a pot (45 
cm across by 30 cm deep,   18 inches by 12 inches), put it in the 
shade and kept it watered.  Nothing happened for a very long time, 
but now there are about five weak leaves.

This had been a fantastic vigorous plant that threw enormous spikes 
of bloom.  The plant that Mary Sue dug up was not a very healthy one. 
I don't think it has any hope of recovery.

Dierama really don't like being broken up. I have split up smaller 
clumps and put them in gallon pots.  They survive, but take a long 
time to flower - I didn't keep track, but it was a number of years.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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