Dierama pendulum SLENDER ANGEL’S FISHING RODS –
Dierama pendulum is an evergreen perennial with showy flower stems to an impressive 1.2m and sometimes even more! Its striking pendulous, pink-purple, bell-shaped blooms are borne on long arching stems in Summer through Autumn. It is one of the most well-known and desirable members of Dieramas. Sun to 1/2 Shade and frost hardy.
Dainty bells on arching stems
Dierama pendulum 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 pink-purple flower bells that gather towards the tips of the long thin stems cause them to gracefully bow and bop up and down in the wind. Decorative open blooms with curved back petals dress up the narrow bladed grass mound.
– Height with flowers: 120cm approx.
– Width: 100cm 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’.