Dierama

Dierama is a small genus of plants which may be grown out of doors in southern England, but which in northern areas is not reliably hardy. Once fairly well known as Sparaxis, the Dieramas have the common name of Wandflower, an indication of the gracefulness of the pendulous flower-stems, which grow more than 4 ft high. According to variety, they appear from July until October. They are transplanted in November as soon as the ribbed foliage has died down. A well-drained loam is desirable and straw or bracken placed over the planted roots is advisable during severe weather. Among the best species and varieties are D. pulcherrima, purplish flowers; ‘Heron’, wine-red; ‘Magic Wand’, lavender-pink, and ‘The Dove’, shell-pink.

Dierama

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