Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’



Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ ANGELS FISHING RODS-

Pretty & Tough

Elegant, drooping pendant flowers that bloom in shades of pink, mauve, carmine and occasionally in mid summer, white flowers may appear hanging above clumps of long, narrow, grey-green, grass-like leaves.  Each stem drops with the weight of the flowers which earns them the most romantic of names – Angel’s Fishing Rods. Is hardy once established and drought tolerant.

Weeping fine pink
Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ is an evergreen perennial with showy flower stems to 40cm. Its striking pendulous, pink-purple, bell-shaped blooms are borne on arching stems in Summer through Autumn. Sun to 1/2 Shade and frost hardy. 

Dainty bells on arching stems
Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ 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.

Undeniably enchanting
Fairy fishing rods are surprisingly very tough and withstand coastal winds and low temperatures, while preferring good drainage and not over watering.

– 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:
– Frost:
– 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’.

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