Dierama robustum ANGEL’S FISHING RODS –
Pretty & Tough
Spectacular and very easy to grow – possibly the tallest of all of the Dieramas ANGEL’S FISHING RODS. Grows to a whopping 1.5 to 2m. tall by 1.5m. wide. Large flared, rosy pink bells dangle elegantly from long, stout arching stems in summer. An eye-popping sight curving over the edge of a bed or in a large container. Once established, they are an evergreen, drought-tolerant plant that needs very little special attention. Sun or Part Shade / Dappled Sun. Happy in wet or dry. Thrive in humid or sub-tropical gardens. Frost hardy. Suit seaside gardens. Easy, tough, low maintenance plant. Water-wise.
Dainty bells on arching stems
Dierama robustum ANGEL’S FISHING RODS 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.
Angel 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: 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’.