Dierama pulcherimum (Angels Fishing Rods)
End of last year I bought 2 of these Dierama pulcherimum. I over-wintered them both in the same 32" wide/29" deep resin pot - and now want to decide their individual futures e.g. big pot for each or into the garden.
The foliage now is exactly the same as it was when I bought them; some leaves just over 20". I have no idea what age these plants are and they came in 12" deep 8" wide pots.
I think I have identified two reasonable spots for them, reasonably sheltered, good space for growth and where they will make an impact.
But - I've been told they are very slow growers and as I have no idea how old these plants were when sold, am wondering if you can tell by the size of the foliage whether these plants are mature enough to reach a flowering stage maybe this year (doubtful?), in the next 2 years - or, as an amateur gardener suggested could be 5 years?
I've been told they don't do well in pots - my original thought was that I wanted each of them planted in separate very large pots so that I could move these pots around to use the plants (when at flowering stage) to make an impact in different places. I would still favour having both in pots - especially if they are too young to grow to flower as yet. But - has anyone kept them in pots and were they a success?
I'm on 'the horns of a dilemma' thinking about this - but leaning towards wanting them in pots - but concerned that pots is a considered big 'no no' for Dierama.
Any advice gratefully received.
Last edited: 29 April 2017 11:01:32