Fairies Fishing Wand 'Black Beauty' has deep maroon purple flowers, and is one of the darkest varieties available. You can expect an impressive 3-4 month flowering period. Each flower is 3.5-5cm long and absolutely beautiful.
Fairies Fishing Wands are evergreen perennials that will form neat clumps of elegant, arching foliage.
The flowers form on thin stems which droop delicately when in flower. They create movement in the garden as they wave on even the gentlest breeze. Easy to care for, Fairies Fishing Wands 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 Wands flower best after they have had time to establish. So expect flower numbers to increase each year. Divide Fairies Fishing Wands as they become overcrowded and the flowering decreases. A humus rich, well drained soil is ideal.
Keep Fairies Fishing Wands relatively moist in flower and dryish over winter. They are mostly trouble free, though Aphids can cause minor damage.
Plant Fairies Fishing Wands by ponds or in beds or borders. They are endemic to South African grassy hills. They look really good when grown in combination with other ornamental grasses.
Fairies Fishing Wands are known botanically as Dierama pulcherrimum. Other common names include Angel Fishing Rods, Fairy Bells and Hair Bells.
Supplied as: Pots
Dierama x hybrida
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade