An impressive Fairy Wand Flower or Angel's Fishing Rod. This is a good species with a narrow presentation and nice flowers of good rich pink held 4'-5' tall on wiry stems. This is not a big robust clumper but tends towards a narrower verticality quite in keeping with modern design trends.
This is a compact Angel's Fishing Rod but it is a lunker in flower power. This makes a dense evergreen grassy clump which has lots of flower stems bearing pendulous fared pink bells in mid summer. We have this out in our sunny border and it has been great. Deer resistant.
A less-common Fairy Wandflower we grew from seed from the late Rod and Rachel Saunders of South Africa. This is a smaller species to 3' and later flowering than most species with its small pink-purple flowers occurring in July and early August. It is useful as weaning species for the hummingbirds so they don't have to go cold turkey when the others are finished.
Angel's Fishing Rod. As the specific epithet infers, this does have grand flowers! Widely flared big medium pink flowers dangle in mad abandon on 4'-5 stems. If actually used by angels for fishing, then it is the rod Hemingway would use in his Marlin quest. This assumes he got his wings which seems unlikely.
Seedlings from a floriferous red-flowered selection from Russell Graham. Russell had one of the most beloved specialty nurseries in the Northwest and to say he knows a good plant is stating the obvious. The parent plant is a short, dense clumper with small red flowers that rule by their majority. This has pride of place in our garden, widely separated from our other Dierama, so hope is for similarity on these children.
So notoriously promiscuous as to make a rabbit blush, these evergreen bulbous Iris family members are all about the summer of love. Embracing any bee that taps on its window bringing pollen from any nearby floozy flower, this exhibits a Bacchanalian moral turpitude that is either damned or extolled. These are young seed-grown plants from one of our darkest Dierama so at worst, this will still be pretty good.
Grown from wild collected seed sent by a friend in South Africa, this species has lavender to light pink slightly flared bell-shaped flowers of good size. These are held on wiry stems to 3 or 4 feet tall and pair well with many of the ornamental grasses being rather grass-like in foliage itself. Evergreen.
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