Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ ANGELS FISHING RODS –
Elegant, drooping pendant flowers that bloom in shades of pink, mauve and carmine. However occasionally in mid summer, white flowers may appear. These hang 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. Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ is fully hardy once established and drought tolerant.
Weeping fine pink
Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Eleni’ is an evergreen perennial with showy flower stems shooting to 40cm. Its striking pendulous, pink-purple, bell-shaped blooms are borne on arching stems in Summer through Autumn. Will grow with ease in Full Sun or Partial Shade and is 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.
Fairy fishing rods are surprisingly very tough. They withstand coastal winds as well as low temperatures. They also prefer good drainage and not over watering.
– Height with flowers: 40cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Ideally a nice sunny position for optimum flowering.
– Soil: Preferably rich and Well Drained but will tolerate a range of soils. However not waterlogged conditions.
– Fragrance: None but it’s long lasting blooms make up for this.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Evergreen Perennial.
– Attracts: A magnet for nector seeking birds and bees when in flower.
– Care: Very low maintenance plant. Can dead head flower stems once dried and tidy up old dead leaves if desired.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Dieramas are generally left alone by such pests.
– Origin: Native to southern Africa. The genus name Dierama is a Greek word meaning ‘funnel’.