Planting Advice for Dierama:
- Plant in an open, sunny position in a fertile soil that drains well - Dierama doesn’t like dry summers or wet winters.
- Heavy soils can be improved by adding well-rotted compost and grit. Alternatively, they can be grown in a pot.
- When planting, ensure that the top of the compost is level with the surrounding soil.
- Water your potted plant well then dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
- Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
- Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots if crowded.
- Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
- Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil, avoiding the root ball.
- Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
Aftercare Advice for Dierama:
- Keep plants well-watered but do not allow them to sit in wet.
- Mulch well in winter for the first couple of seasons.
Pruning Advice for Dierama:
- Plants do not usually need cutting back, although dead leaves can be removed in spring.