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Dierama

Fairy Wand Flower

This spectacular little-known corm comes from South Africa and augments 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 preferring good drainage.

Indigenous to South Africa’s Drankensberg Mountains, at elevations often over 8000 ft., where it’s known to cover entire slopes, this cold-hardy evergreen Dierama is small on stature, but big on flower power. Graceful arching stems leap from a snug grassy green clump, while premiering a pendant bee-friendly plethora of flared bell-like flowers with pointed tepals that range in color from rosy mauve to salmon-pink. Recommended by Noel Kingsbury in his recent article about Dieramas, Dierama dracomontanum′s diminutive fine-textured habit can be nestled between rocks or staged in a sunny border′s frontlines alongside Nepeta reichenbachiana and Stachys ‘Densiflorus’

Blooms JuneľAugust

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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