Fairy's Fishing Rods, Fairy's Wand, Angel's Fishing Rods, Wedding Bells
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This extraordinary graceful species forms large clumps with tall, grass-like, green leaves. It has beautiful arching flower stalks with dangling pink bell flowers and once fully established it will likely have a really long flowering period during summer months. This species flourishes in areas receiving summer rainfall, but can grow in any garden with regular summer watering.
Harvest the tall flower stalk in summer months for flower arrangements. Harvest seeds when ripe and sow immediately in the spring
Sow during spring when temperatures start to increase. Sow to a depth of 3-5 mm, and space 20 cm apart in deep seed trays. Re-pot seedlings during their 2nd season. Plant out during 3rd season.
Only divide large clumps after the flowering period and replant immediately. Plant the corm-offsets at a depth of 4 cm and space them 20 cm apart.
This species attracts small nectar drinking birds.
Attracts useful insects
It attracts bees, butterflies, and beetles.
It requires water in the summer, but only needs very little.
Great for any large sized pot placed alongside a water feature.
Bulbs must be kept dry and out of water, but plants looks spectacular if placed next to a pond, lake, stream or river.
Eastern mountainous regions of Southern Africa
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Dierama is most effectively displayed on raised banks overhanging garden ponds, but can also be used in many other parts of the garden such as in rockeries or borders, provided it received sufficient sunlight.
The foliage of this genus is susceptible to attack from rust fungus and red spider mites.
Plant alongside small shrubs and annuals.