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angels fishing rods

wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

hello everyone last summer i saw these beautiful bright pink flowers angels fishing rods i went back in the autumn and collected the seed and sow them, they are now about 5cm and been potted on to seperate pots, what to do now? i have got them this far and would be upset to loose them, any advice would be really appreciated thanks :o)



I've no idea what angel's fishing rods are - do you know any other names for it? Perhaps someone else knows what it is.

10 Jun, 2009


Dierama of various species and hybrids etc. They should be grown on in deep pots until a reasonable size then planted in the garden. They are not that good in pots I find. They like a soil which gets plenty of summer moisture but which is dryer in winter. They like sun.

10 Jun, 2009


Dierama pulcherrimum
think thats how you spell it

prefers full sun part shade
most soils but prefers moist well drained

apparently very good for wildlife birds and insects and usually found near ponds and river banks
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thats if i got the right one

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10 Jun, 2009


thankyou all for your swift reply that is very helpful i shall follow your advice and hope they will flower next summer, they can go around the mini pond i am making at the moment im sure they will look lovely there :o)

10 Jun, 2009


Dieramas can often take a few years to settle down and start flowering. They grow from a corm and are quite fussy that it is the right depth before flowering commences. You may get the depth right first time but if not, just leave them alone and eventually they will be happy and get on with flowering

10 Jun, 2009


and having found out what it is, they hate root disturbance - the book says they like sunny, sheltered situations, but need to be kept well watered in the summer, so make sure where you plant out is where you want them to stay.

10 Jun, 2009


Oh, I love these plants!! But, Andrew is quite right - you'd be lucky to get flowers next summer. Mine took 6 years from sowing to flowering, but it was well worth the wait! I wrote a blog on it:-

10 Jun, 2009

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