Dire disappearing Dierama

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:55:40 PST
Dierama pulcherrimum is evergreen.  If it dies back (if the foliage disappears), that's not a good sign.

Eugene Zielinski
Prescott Valley, Arizona
USA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Rummerfield <mikerumm@gmail.com>
>Sent: Feb 19, 2018 7:40 PM
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Dire disappearing Dierama
>
>I've found that Dierama corms in pots rot easily during the Winter if the
>soil remains too moist.  For me, they like it neither too moist, nor overly
>dry.  In the greenhouse I try to keep them on the dry side, and water from
>the bottom only, if I think they're going to desiccate.  The ones outside
>in the ground (well draining) fare better, but eventually succumb to the
>less than ideal conditions for Dierama here.

>> On 19 February 2018 at 20:06, RICHARD WAGNER <xerics@cox.net> wrote:
>>
>> > Last spring I planted some seed of Dierama pulcherimum. It germinated
>> well
>> > and grew all summer, going dormant in November.
>> >
>> > I got impatient waiting for them to re-sprout so I looked into the pot.
>> > Nothing! Not a single corm.
>> >
>> > What did I do wrong?
>> >
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