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Herbaceous Perennial

Dierama jucundum

delightful wandflower

D. jucundum is an evergreen perennial, to around 1m tall, with long, narrow leaves. The arching flower sprays are made up from small clusters of large, deep purple-pink, bell-shaped flowers hanging on very fine, wire-like stems

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Iridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Dierama are evergreen, clump-forming cormous perennials with long, narrow leaves and slender arching stems bearing nodding, bell-shaped flowers in summer

Name status

Unresolved

Plant range
S Africa (Cape)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered situation with full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. They may resent disturbance so leave until really congested before division of clumps in spring. Do not allow the clumps to dry out. They may take 1-2 years to flower freely again

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Tidy any winter-damaged foliage by cutting to the base in spring

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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