The fairy like white flowers hang delicately from the long, narrow stems. It is understated yet offers tremendous value in the garden.
Fairies Fishing Rods are evergreen perennials that will grow to form neat clumps of elegant, arching foliage. You can expect an impressive 3-4 month flowering period from these beauties.
The flowers form on thin stems which create movement in the garden as they wave on even the gentlest breeze. Easy to care for, Fairies Fishing Rods will multiply at a moderate rate once established. They don’t like their roots to be disturbed so plant them somewhere permanent.
Fairies Fishing Rods flower best after they have had time to establish. So expect flower numbers to increase each year. Divide Fairies Fishing Rods every four or five years, as they become overcrowded and the flowering decreases. A humus rich, well drained soil is ideal.
Keep Fairies Fishing Rods relatively moist in flower and dryish over winter. They are mostly trouble free, though Aphids can cause minor damage.
Plant Fairies Fishing Rods by ponds or in beds or borders. They are endemic to South African grassy hills and they look really good when grown in combination with other ornamental grasses.
Fairies Fishing Rods are known botanically as Dierama, other common names include Angel Fishing Rods, Fairy Wandflowers, Fairy Bells and Hair Bells.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade