Fairy Wand

27 Feb

 

Fairy Wand  (Dierama pulcherrimum), 2-3 ft., evergreen bulb, arching stems with clusters of pendulous purple to white flowers in late spring, excellent cut flower, drought resistant, sun to part shade.

Native to South Africa. Evergreen; will die to the ground in extreme cold. Sword-like leaves to 2 ft. long; slender, tough, arching stems 4 to 7 ft. tall, topped in late spring or early summer with pendulous flowers that range in color from purplish pink to other pink shades to white.

Effective against background of dark green shrubs or at end of pool where graceful form can be displayed. Plant in spring, setting corms 3 to 5 in. deep and about 2 ft. apart. When dividing clumps, included several corms in each division.

Dierama pendulum
Grassy 4-foot clump gives rise to arching, 4- to 7-ft. stems of pendulous, bell-shaped, purplish-pink, pink, or white flowers.

Dierama pulcherrimum
Grassy 4-ft. clump gives rise to arching, 4- to 7-ft. stems of pendulous, funnel-shaped, purplish-pink, pink, or white flowers.

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One Response to “Fairy Wand”

  1. kateshrewsday June 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Beautiful…they’re so delicate!

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