Angels fishing rod

Dierama pulcherrimum

Angels fishing rod - Dierama pulcherrimum

Common Name: Angels fishing rod
Genus: Dierama
Species: pulcherrimum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A distinctive-looking perennial with arching stems of bell-shaped magenta flowers that hang above clumps of grass-like mid to grey-green leaves retained all year. 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.

  • Garden care: Water freely during the growing season. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.