Dierama pulcherrimum

One of my favourite plants, shaped like angels' fishing rods – its English name. More
1 x 9cm plant 510853-1 £7.95

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One of my favourite plants, shaped like angels' fishing rods – its English name. Plant on the edge of a terrace or path. Self sows.

Genus Dierama pulcherrimum
Group/Species pulcherrimum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Angels' fishing rods
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1-1.5m (39-59in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a sheltered position with full sun and a humus-rich but well-drained soil. Heavier clay soils and light sandy soils should be improved by incorporating plenty of well-rotted organic matter. After planting the foliage will often die back as the plant goes into a dormant state. It may appear to have died but should re-shoot with fresh foliage.
Care Tips Water well in dry summers. Apply a general purpose fertiliser in spring. Dieramas need very little pruning as they are semi-evergreen. However, old unsightly foliage can be cut away in spring if required. They resent disturbance so leave until really congested before dividing in spring. They may take 1-2 years to establish and begin flowering freely again.
Flowering July - August
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Dierama pulcherrimum reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

Growing well but no flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

This plant has not grown at all since I purchased it. I thought perhaps it was in the wrong place and moved it, but still no success.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

The plants have grown very little in 10 weeks since planted in what should be good sites, just hoping they are late developers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by John

The plants arrived in good condition, arrived well packed and healthy.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah Raven plants to all

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Carol

Both the service and the plants were excellent.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by June

They were not good when they arrived and did not survive

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Dierama and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 11th September 2018 by DAVID

grew plants on in glass house then planted out but didn't do well ,maybe soil too rich , all other plants around strong and healthy so puzzled

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Dierama and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

Angel Fishing Rod

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Alison

Product arrived today, carefully yet robustly packed! One very healthy looking plant is now waiting for the midday heat to go so I can get it into the ground. When I ordered this product I only knew the common name but the very knowledge telephone assistant was able to give me the Latin name so that I could place the order. Was given details of shipment via email etc. Have bought a few live plants from this company now and ALOT of seeds which have all done very well in my garden. Can highly recommend this company