Puriri Lane | Dierama pulcherrium ex Blackbird
Puriri Lane | Dierama pulcherrium ex Blackbird

Dierama pulcherrium | Ex Blackbird

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perfect for pollinators

Dierama pulcherrimum which is from the Iris family is a striking perennial that has gracefully arching stems that rise through tufts of grassy foliage and drooping panicles of numerous, delightful, bell-like flowers. Each stem drop bends with the weight of the flowers which earns them the common name of Angel's Fishing Rod. 

This is a seedling ex Blackbird which has dark purple flowers that age to a deep fuchsia pink. The wonderful arching stems have long lasting seed heads that look fantastic dried or they add beautiful winter interest to the garden.  The flowers too are excellent as a cut flower.

Dierama's add beautiful movement to the garden and look amazing planted with early flowering autumn grasses or as a specimen plant underplanted with lower ground covers.  The perfect choice for both a pot or a gravel garden but equally at home in the border.  A lovely choice also for planting beside a pond where the graceful flower stems can hang over the water.

These plants are slow to establish in the garden, but once they are underway they are very tough. They prefer a rich soil but like a well drained position and do appreciate some protection from cold winds. Plants will perform to their best in a sunny position in a fertile, moist, but well-drained, soil, which doesn’t dry out too much in summer or become waterlogged in winter.  If you are on a heavier clay soil as we are, we have found that amending the soil by adding well rotted organic matter certainly helps.  If you are on a sandier soil you would also  need to do the same. Mulching will help in drier areas of the country.

Not overly hardy, these plants will withstand light frosts but is not likely to respond well to soil temperatures below minus 5°C  and protection in the form of a thick mulch or cover with frost cloth in very cold areas.

Little care other than cutting back unsightly foliage is required.  After some years the flowers will decrease at which time you will need to divide your plants. As the roots are very brittle and they resent the disturbance, you will find that any separated clumps will not flower for a year until they have had time to settle in to their new home.

Also known as Wedding Bells, Wand flower, Flowering Grass, Hairbells, Fairybells, African Harebell and Wandflower

Height | 90cm - 1.2m - Clumping | Perennial

Plant size | PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee

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