Dierama is a hardy perennial that has arching stems that can reach 1 to 1.5 metres (3 to 5 feet) 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 pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod / Hair bell), photograph by Jim Linwood; CC.
Dierama pendulum (Fairy bell, Hair bell / Wedding bell), picture by Swallowtail Garden Seeds; CC.
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 likes 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. It 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 other Dierama members will first flower.
Water the soil around Dierama during the growing season to keep it kept moist.
The Dierama genus is made up of about 44 species.
Yes, Dierama species, often called Angel's Fishing Rods, are known for their graceful, pendulous flowers.
Dierama pulcherrimum, commonly known as Angel's Fishing Rod, is the most frequently grown species.
While Dierama flowers are not particularly fragrant, they are highly valued for their beauty and grace.
Dierama prefers a sunny location with well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
Presently, Dierama is not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Dierama, dig up the plant, ensuring to remove all corms to prevent regrowth.
The Dierama genus, also known as Angel's Fishing Rods, comprises about 44 species of perennial flowering plants native to southern Africa. The flowers, which hang from delicate, arching stems, are bell-shaped and come in various shades of pink and purple, giving the plant a graceful, pendulous look.
Dierama prefers a sunny location and well-drained, fertile soil. It is best grown from corms, which should be planted in spring. The plants are fairly low-maintenance once established but may take a few years to flower from planting. Given their height and elegant arching habit, they make a stunning focal point in borders or near ponds.