Dierama is a herbaceous perennial with delicate arching plumes of bell-shaped flowers, which is also known as 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 blends well planted with grasses, as in the image below, where Dierama is combined with Stipa tenuissima, 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, as Dierama does not grow well in wet conditions. 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.