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Dierama pulcherrimum

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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kez001uk

These are soooo pretty 😍 wish list 🤭

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jaynehynesburton

Kerry, when I bought it, she said put grit in the bottom of the hole when planting and once planted don't move it @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton oh another that doesn’t like to be moved 😜 thanks for the advice 🙏🏻 I hope they’ll do ok in pots 🤔

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jaynehynesburton

Probably do better Kerry 😁 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

And another useful tip - always cut off the dead foliage with secateurs rather than attempt to pull it off, otherwise you’ll always end up pulling the corm out the ground! Just saying from personal experience 😆😆 @kez001uk @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Thanks for that Rich. Was going to tag Kerry as I've just read it's not suitable for pots, is that right Rich, Kerry was going to put it in a pot @richard.spicer.7906 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton nooooo 😫 was looking forward to growing these too 😢

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jaynehynesburton

I only read that on one site Kerry, nowhere else mentioned it @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton I’ll have to do some investigating 😁 thanks Jayne ☺️

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton from what I can gather nobody says the same thing about these plants 😂 one says they have deep roots so not good for pots - another says don’t give them too big of a pot because too much compost will be detrimental to their root system 🙄 I figure they’re too pretty not to try 😛

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richard.spicer.7906

They will do better in the ground but you can grow them in pots, I think it just needs to be deep enough. They need lots of water in the summer, but not sitting in it. But at the same time they need to be in a free draining soil so as not too wet in winter. They tend to sulk for a bit after being divided. I’ve got one in the front garden which flowers each year, and another in a pot. Although the pot one has never flowered @kez001uk @jaynehynesburton

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