Deep pink, almost red, flared bells hang elegantly from narrow, arching stems throughout summer and into autumn.
Fairies Fishing Rods are evergreen perennials that will form neat clumps of elegant, arching foliage. The mauve pink flowers open at the end of the stems, and seem to dance above the foliage.
Easy to care for, Fairies Fishing Rods (Dierama) will multiply at a moderate rate once established, they don’t like their roots to be disturbed so plant them somewhere permanent and give them a year or so to be their best.
Fairies Fishing Rods flower best after they have had time to establish. So expect flower numbers to increase each year.
Divide Fairies Fishing Rods as they become overcrowded and the flowering decreases. A humus rich, well drained soil is ideal. Keep relatively moist in flower and dryish over winter. They are mostly trouble free, though Aphids can cause minor damage.
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 Bells and Hair Bells. The flowers form on thin stems which droop delicately, creating movement in the garden as they wave on even the gentlest breeze.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade