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Fairy's Fishing Rod

Botanical name:Dierama pulcherrimum 'Blushing Bride'
Family: Iridaceae
Plant type:Bulbous evergreen.
Plant Size: Clumps of foliage which grow to 90x90cm.The flowering 'wands' at 1.8m tall hold the flowers above the foliage.
Depth and Spacing:Plant to the same depth as in the pot and up to 1m apart.
Water: For best results, keep the soil moist.
Preferred Soil: They prefer a heavier soil which does not dry out completely.
Frost: Hardy.
Flowering time: Spring/Summer although they may not flower in the first year during which time they establish themselves.
Preferred Aspect: Full sun
Ideal climates: Cool to temperate.
Pruning/After flowering care: For the sake of neatness you can cut away any messy foliage but otherwise leave alone.
Fertilising: Feed annually with a general purpose fertiliser each Spring.
Uses and Comments:Once established these plants soon form a lovely dense clump. They can get overcrowded (indicated by a decreasing amount of flowers). When this happens dig up the bulbs, divide them into smaller clumps & spread out. They will not flower in that year.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:34 AM
Keywords: Fairy's Fishing Rod, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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