DIERAMA 'RIPE CHERRIES'
Bred here at Plant World, these new and exciting dwarf "Angels' Fishing Rods" will be gems in everyone's garden, their arching stems carrying pretty pendent bells in a variety of colours ranging from red through to pale purple. To produce these new plants we crossed two different dwarf dieramas resulting in plants which are all small, have masses of flowers, and are also very hardy. Their parents, two alpine dieramas, came from high in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa!
Sow at any time 5mm deep in a warm spot outside or in a propagator at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually takes from 4 to 8 months. Grow on individual grass-like seedlings in small pots. Keep frost-free and moist the first winter as dieramas are evergreen plants, 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.