Dierama pulcherrimum

angels fishing rod

1.5 litre pot £12.99 Buy

Make July sensational with these trembling wands of silver-sheathed bright-pink bells that arch over heads in the garden as they sway - an enduring grassy seed head finally splits to deliver snuff-brown seeds in autumn

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flower Colour: variable, from pale to rich, magenta pink and even occasionally white
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    A graceful, evergreen perennial, with arching stems of bell-shaped, pale pink to magenta or occasionally white flowers which seem to dangle above the clumps of grass-like foliage. The stems look delicate, but are actually very tough and appear to tremble in the breeze. Angel's fishing rod is perfect for introducing movement to a well-drained border in a sunny, sheltered site, or for overhanging water. Initially slow to establish, it looks particularly good with early autumn-flowering ornamental grasses. Unfortunately though, as it is quite deep rooted, it is not suitable for pots.

  • Garden care: Water freely during the growing season, but avoid excessive winter wet. Cut away old foliage in early spring and if necessary lift and divide congested colonies at the same time.

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  • Q:

    How long does it take to get to it's full height.
    Asked on 3/22/2014 by garden happy from Liverpool

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    • Plant Doctor


      Hello there
      It is very difficult to say how fast a particular plant will grow as this will be determined by a number of external factors such as the available water, light and nutrients as well as aspect and soil type, and this plant is quite slow growing, so can take between 2-5years to meet it's ultimate height.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
  • Q:

    Dierama availability?

    Could you please tell me which variety you supply? The one I am looking for is 'Blackbird' or anything in a really deep pink...... June
    Asked on 4/7/2010 by June

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  • Q:

    Cutting back my Dierama?

    Hi, I purchased an 'Angel's Fishing Rod' last year from Crocus. I would be very grateful if you could please advise me if I need to cut this plant down ready for this year's growth or do I just leave it? Many thanks for your help, Mark
    Asked on 3/15/2010 by Smith

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    • A:

      Hello Mark, This tends to remain evergreen throughout the year, so there is no need to cut it back now - although if any of the leaves are looking particular tatty you can cut these off. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 3/16/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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