Dierama corms

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sat, 03 Jul 2004 12:34:51 PDT
Dear All,

Dierama in my garden is an evergreen perennial. Since almost all of them 
are from summer rainfall areas (or year round rainfall areas) they are 
probably quite happy being rained on in Texas this summer. Perhaps other 
people can contribute to this, but I think Joe could plant them out (if it 
ever stops raining) and leave them. I'd expect they would be much happier 
in the ground than in a container.

I've always understood they were difficult to transplant and some people 
who sell them even send them in a container. My picture shows roots. I 
don't think anyone would be successful with the ones I was planning to 
dump. Some are gone, but the ones I photographed are still salvageable. 
Does anyone know if you pulled all those corms apart if each could be grown 
on? I don't want to spend a lot of time packaging these up if they are 
doomed. Comments anyone?

On another note that picture of Joe's of his Alophia is really nice. Mine 
are blooming again right now too and it is such a pretty flower. I'm so 
glad after all those plants from various sources that turned out mostly to 
be Herbertia lahue that someone donated wild collected seed to the NARGS 
seed exchange and I was lucky enough to get it.

Mary Sue

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