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Common Name

DIERAMA pulcherrimum Blackbird

Arching stems, which terminate in a string of small plum purple bell shaped flowers. June-Aug. Dieramas form compact clumps of narrow-leafed foliage about 30cm in diameter. Sun. Moist well drained soil.

Dierama is the Greek word for funnel and describes the flower shape; the English name, Angel’s Fishing Rod, describes the plant’s beautiful habit. They look their best planted by water or gravel, against which the overhanging wands may be admired without distraction; their reflections in the water are also of great beauty. Dierama are extremely deep rooted and therefore need to be planted with care as they resent being dug up and moved. They like a moist fertile, but well drained soil. Like most members of the iris family Dieramas have attractive seedheads. They are salt resistant and therefore suitable for marine gardens.

Dispatched in Early August


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Plant Details: DIERAMA pulcherrimum Blackbird


Species: pulcherrimum

Common name: Angel`s Fishing Rod

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: S. Africa

Flower colour: Purple

Flower month: Jul, Aug

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 100

Spread: 60

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Winter grow conditions: Outside sheltered

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Special uses: Marine

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

Variety: Blackbird

Sub Group: Iris Family

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