The bluest of all dieramas, this very rare, long-lived and completely hardy newcomer from high altitudes in South Africa has pale bluish-mauve flared bells on short single erect spikes. One of the smallest and hardiest of all dieramas, hence ideal on a rock garden, it is outstandingly beautiful and new to cultivation, making a perpetual mass of colour each spring.
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.
Seeds / gram:80 (Approx)