Dierama is a herbaceous perennial with delicate arching plumes of bell-shaped flowers. Its common name is Angel's Fishing Rod.
The most commonly sold variety is Dierama pulcherrimum, which is the pale pink variety illustrated left. There is also an attractive dark red variety called D. pulcherrimum 'Blackbird'., illustrated top right.
Angel's fishing rod looks like a grass, and blends well planted with grasses as in the image below where Dierama is combined with Stipa tenuissima, which is a soft fluffy grass. It also teams up well with Agapanthus and looks fabulous alongside a pond or water dangling, or angling, over the side. When growing Dierama near a pond or water, it is important to ensure the ground is well drained. There is also a white variety, D. argyreum which is hardy to -10.
Initially Angel's Fishing Rod can be slow growing and take 1-2 years to get established. Once it gets going, it is a green wheelbarrow plant needing very little time or attention. Dierama flowers mid summer onward from around July to end of September. The only maintenance required is to remove old and tired foliage in early spring.