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Dierama (Fairy Wand Flower)
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Including Dierama igneum, Dierama pulcherrimum, and Dierama trichorhizum

Dierama

Fairy Wand Flower

This spectacular, little-known corm comes from South Africa and enhances just about any design situation, especially when it can be viewed from below. Surprisingly tough and undeniably enchanting, Fairy Wands withstand coastal winds and fairly low temperatures, while appreciating a well draining soil.


Dierama dissimile  full sun

Thin stems gracefully bow from the weight of pretty, pendulous pale pink to bright magenta flower bells that gather towards the tips. Decorative open blooms with curved back petals dress up a low growing, narrow bladed tuft. Inhabiting higher altitudes, this species possesses a welcome fortitude for slightly colder temperatures.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 20"–2' high x 12" wide. Zone 6/7.

Dierama dissimile (P-1350)
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Dierama igneum  full sun
Dierama igneum

Adorned with dainty, wide-flaring lilac to rosy pink flowers, this vigorous Dierama has a smaller stature than Dierama pulcherrimum. Found in the open grasslands of South Africa, Dierama igneum entertains a wealth of pendulous blooms that cast a lighthearted charm wherever they unfurl.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 7.

Dierama igneum (P-0517)
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Dierama ‘Miranda’  full sun

With fairy-tale appeal, ample-sized bright lilac blooms are suspended from sturdy arching stems. The vigorous grasslike foliage maintains a fairly low profile beneath a bounty of flared flowers.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 7.

Dierama ‘Miranda’ (P-1514)
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Dierama pendulum  full sun

Arising from tall clumps of upright, grasslike blades, graceful curving canes display pendant and wide-flaring, purplish pink flowers. This Dierama’s profusion of charming, bell-shaped blossoms can be coupled with yellow blooming Phygelius ‘Moonraker’ for a festive effect.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 8.

Dierama pendulum (P-1078)
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Dierama pendulum ‘Alba’  full sun

Even though ‘Alba’ is smaller than Dierama pulcherrimum, it has larger, white, more bell-styled flowers that brightly charm its thin supple stems, unusual chartreuse calyxes, and slender less flexible, more upright leaves. This nimble-looking evergreen can be nestled into paving cracks along a terrace or sited near a pool and is most extraordinary when backlit and planted en masse.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 4' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 8.

Dierama pendulum ‘Alba’ (P-0192)
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Dierama pulcherrimum  full sun
Dierama pulcherrimum Dierama pulcherrimum

Like a kinetic sculpture in the wind, this Dierama’s elegant pink bellflowers dangle from strong, wiry stems that arch above its stiff, linear foliage. As a specimen against a darker background or on a slope, Dierama pulcherrimum will bring drama to your garden.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.


Dierama pulcherrimum (P-0060)
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Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Dark Cerise’  full sun

Thin stems gracefully bow from the weight of lovely, pendulous floral bells infused with dark cherry purple hues. The vivid pageantry dresses up a clump of narrow, tapered blades that’s similar to the species.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Dark Cerise’ (P-1648)
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Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Painted Tips’  full sun

In a painterly fashion, each lovely pale pink bell features a darker brushstroke along its tips. Fishing-pole thin stems showcase the draped splendor above a mound of narrow blades.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 3-1/2'–4' high x 3-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 7.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2015

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Painted Tips’ (P-1516)
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Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Summer Snow’  full sun

Borne on lithe stems, large pure white bells fall like a mesmerizing flurry of snowflakes. The luminous display dances above an Iris-styled clump that is slightly stiff and tinged with a bluish hue.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Summer Snow’ (P-1515)
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Dierama robustum  full sun

Exhibiting the grace of a dancer, its thin arching stems present pendulous, flared bells, ranging in color from milky white to mauve pink. One of the tallest Dierama species and quite hardy, the sizable clumps of imposing blades and dainty flowers look especially alluring in a container.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 5'–6' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 8.

Dierama robustum (P-1181)
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Dierama trichorhizum  full sun

Hailing from South Africa’s higher elevations, this intriguing Dierama is not only the most diminutive, but one of the hardiest as well.

Low bladed greenery gives way to slender erect wands, each bearing up to five pendant, delicate-looking flowers characterized by soft mauve shades and openly flared petals. Papery white bracts with red-brown flecks and veins accompany the bell-shaped blooms, while small cormlets produced at lower leaf axils are unique to this species.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 15"–2' high x 12" wide. Zone 6/7.

Dierama trichorhizum (P-1256)
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