Perennials forum: dierama

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
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duane456
Mar 24, 2013 10:49 AM CST
I am looking to start new leaf growth in my dierama. Could I cut this all the way to the ground after flowering and not hurt the plant? Most people say that it needs only removal of old leaves, but mine looks a bit ragged even during it's growing season. Anyone ever try cutting it to the ground?
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 24, 2013 11:10 AM CST
Maybe rebeccag in Gold Beach will chime in, she grows quite a bit of dierama...I'll go poke her...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 24, 2013 12:25 PM CST
She says that dierama can be cut back to the ground...sometimes she just cuts back the brown and that the dead brown leaves can often be pulled out also....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
Image
duane456
Mar 26, 2013 7:23 PM CST
Thank you, Sherry, for looking into this for me.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Mar 26, 2013 7:33 PM CST
No problem.....the 'dierama' caught my eye.....I intend to have those, they're on my 'list'...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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