Dierama pumila DWARF LILAC FAIRY FISHING RODS –
Stands wet or dry
Slender arching wands of lilac-purple blooms to 30cm above neat clumps of strap foliage. A nice dwarf feature that will fit into multiple situations. Sun or 1/2 shade and stands wet or dry.
Pretty & Tough
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
An evergreen perennial with showy flower stems to 30cm. Its striking pendulous, lilac-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 pumila 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.
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm 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’.