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Dierama Genus

Angel's fishing rod

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Dierama genus (Angel's fishing rod). This is an evergreen grass-like tuft from Africa. There are about 44 species in this genus. They will produce linear, grey green leaves to about 1m long.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Other common names

Wandflower, African hairbell

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers on long, arching, wiry stems. Flourishes near pools

Cultivation

They are frost to half hardy, and will prefer a warm, sheltered or sunny site with well drained soil that should be kept moist in the summer when in growth. Dies down partially in winter.

Propagation

You can propagate by division of the corms in the spring or by seed in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Resents disturbance, and divisions take a year or more to settle and start flowering again.

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