Dierama mossii MOSS’S WANDFLOWER –
Thrives in full sun or partial shade
This delicate dwarf has unusually thin, strong wiry, arching grass-like stems carrying clusters of tubular, graceful, pink to pale pink bells, making a welcome appearance in early spring, before the flowers of most of the larger dieramas. Dierama mossii MOSS’S WANDFLOWER is very hardy, thrives in full sun or partial shade, growing to 40cm.
Pink flaring bells on arching stems
Sun to 1/2 Shade. Dierama mossii MOSS’S WANDFLOWER is a flowering plant in the family Iridaceae. Dierama’s are known by many different common names including; Fairy Fishing Rods, Fairy Bells, Hairbells, Angel’s fishing rod and wandflowers.
Fairy fishing rods are surprisingly very tough and withstand coastal winds and low temperatures, while preferring good drainage and not over watering.
Pretty & Tough
The weight of the pale pink flower bells that gather towards the tips of the thin stems cause them to gracefully bow and bop up and down in the wind. Decorative open blooms with curved back petals dress up a low growing, narrow bladed grass mound.
– Height with flowers: 40cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade. A nice sunny position for optimum flowering.
– Soil: Well Drained, Hummus rich soil.
– Fragrance: None.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Evergreen Perennial.
– Attracts: A magnet for nector seeking birds, bees when in flower.
– Care: Dead head flower stems once spent/dried, tidy up old dead leaves if desired. Very low maintenance plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Dieramas are generally left alone by such pests.
– Origin: This plant is native to southern Africa. The genus name Dierama is a Greek word meaning ‘funnel’.