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Angel's Fishing Rod

Dierama spp.

Also known as

Wandflower, African Hairbell, Fairybells

Dierama Pulcherrimum Flowers (Angel's Fishing Rod), Savill Garden by Jim Linwood (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Angel's Fishing Rod Overview

    Dierama is a genus of 43 evergreen, clumping, perennial, corm species grown widely for their abundance of pretty bell-shaped flowers hanging off long, branched, wiry, arching stems. They are commonly called Angel's Fishing Rod or Fairybells due to their unique flowers and they originate from Africa. Flowers are observed to be pink shades in most wild species, with red, purple, yellow and white variations and a range of brightly coloured cultivated varieties, some of which have patterned flowers.

    How to propagate Angel's Fishing Rod


    You can propagate by division of the corms in the spring.


    Seed in the autumn or spring.

    Other uses of Angel's Fishing Rod

    Grown for its flowers on long, arching, wiry stems. Flourishes near pools

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    Flowering in autumn these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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    Summer Flowering Bulbs

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