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Oh, this is lovely Philip, would love to have one in my garden.

17 Jul, 2008

 

I wish I had space for one - they are so beautiful!

17 Jul, 2008

 

What is it? Does it get massive?
Lynne x

26 Aug, 2008

 

Hi it's called Dierama pulcherrimum, or angels rod, It grows to about 5 - 6 feet tall so it needs space. If you have the room it's a must.

26 Aug, 2008

 

I have the room but do I have the type of soil and light it needs? I have very slow draining soil in a very wet part of the country, not many sunny spots and only short borders on the south side of the garden. It is soil for about 6 inches and then thick clay, it does drain but slowly and remains moist for most of the time. What does it grow from, seed, corm, cutting etc?
Lynne x

26 Aug, 2008

 

Hi Lynne, it likes full sun, prefers a lighter soil but moisture retentive. you could try growing it in a large tub. It grows from seed but takes two or three years to come to flower, you would be better off getting one from a nursery in the green. Hope this has helped, any more questions give us a call I will try to help.

26 Aug, 2008



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