Dierama is a hardy perennial that has arching stems that can reach from 1 to 1.5 metres in height.
They carry bell shaped flowers of pink or white in the summer, and have grass like leaves.
Some of the common names for Dierama include Wand flower and Angel's fishing rods. Commonly grown species include Dierama pulcherrimum, Dierama pendulum, and Dierama igneum.
Dierama igneum and Dierama argyreum photographs by Peganum, under CC licence.
Dierama can be planted in either the spring or autumn. It is best to sow the seeds on the surface or if you have wand flower corms then they should be planted at a depth of about 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 inches).
Dierama like to grow in an area that is sunny and has good drainage, they can not tolerate circumstances that are very hot and humid. Ideally Wand flowers should have a rich soil to grow in.
If starting wand flowers/Dierama indoors then they should be started in the spring, and can take anything form one to six months to germinate. Once ready they can be transplanted at a spacing of 20 cm / 8 inches (small) or 40 cm / 16 inches (large) in the autumn. If plants are not for ready transplanting, then put them out into the garden in the following spring.
It normally takes about three years until wand flowers and othe Dierama members will first flower. Throughout the growing season the soil around Dierama should be kept moist.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Dierama plants. Updated September 2020.