I remember this plant from working with the National Trust as an apprentice many years ago and would dearly love to introduce it into the courtyard garden I…
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.
Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous
Grown for its flowers on long, arching, wiry stems. Flourishes near pools
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.
You can propagate by division of the corms in the spring or by seed in the autumn or spring.
Resents disturbance, and divisions take a year or more to settle and start flowering again.
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