Seedlings from this famous and darkest of all dieramas will vary, but most plants should produce cascades of pendulous, funnel-shaped claret purple flowers on wiry stems. Seedlings occasionally produce paler flowers but there will be no rejects as all will be superb.
Sow at any time 5mm deep in a warm spot outside or in a propagator at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination takes from one to three months. Grow on individual grass-like seedlings in small pots. Keep frost-free and moist the first winter as dieramas are essentially evergreen plants, and must not be dried out, and should be kept growing when young. Plant out young plants the following spring. Dieramas can be promiscuous, pollinating easily with other species and varieties. These seeds may produce some flower colours differing from the parent plants.
Common name:Dierama pulcherrimum