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Dierama pulcherrimum

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dee-ray-MAH pul-CHAIR-ih-mum
Description

Angel's Fishing Rod is a flowering perennial in the Iris family and is native to South Africa and grows from corms. The mounding grass-like foliage grows to about 2 feet tall and wide and is evergreen in warmer winter climates. During early to late summer, 5-foot arching spikes of nodding bell-shaped flowers appear in shades of pink to white. It may be slow to establish and once established doesn't like to be moved.

Grow Angel's Fishing Rod in rich moist well-drained soils in full sun. When planting in clay or sandy soil, be sure to amend with plenty of humus. Supply supplemental water during a drought. Use as an accent, specimen, in mass plantings or a container. Appropriate for coastal gardens.

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Tags:
#arching#sun#showy flowers#pink flowers#corms#long bloom time#grass-like#silver flowers#fountain form
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#sun#showy flowers#pink flowers#corms#long bloom time#grass-like#silver flowers#fountain form
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dierama
    Species:
    pulcherrimum
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wind Shimmer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Arching spikes of bell-shaped nodding flowers in shades of pink to white in early to late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Long narrow grass-like arching leaves up to 2 feet in a clump. Evergreen in warm winter climates.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Wiry arching green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Pond
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer