Dierama or ‘Fairy Fishing Rods’
Dierama pulcherrimum are a graceful plant with flowers appearing on the end of long stems also known as Fairy Wands and Fairy Fishing Rods. A native of South Africa and flowers from spring through to summer. D. argyreum is a smaller growing species. D. pulcherrimum has large flowers of a deep purple. Dierama erectum is more upright as the name implies.
With 40 – 100cm arching stems dierama have flowers of pink, purple or white pendulous bell shaped flowers above grasslike evergreen foliage, being tall with good flower spikes these plants can make a dramatic impact in the garden. D. luteoalbidum is a lemon coloured variety. Dierama ‘Blackbird’ is a deep maroon variety. D. pendulum is an evergreen species.
Preferring full sun and a well drained humus rich soil. Dierama will multiply into a clump and with some watering in the hotter periods will perform well in the garden.
Dierama are available for sale from the following nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums