Puriri Lane | Dierama  pulcherrimum

Dierama pulcherrium | Rosy Pink

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perfect for pollinators

Dierama pulcherrimum which is from the Iris family is a striking cormous 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 that has rosy purple flowers. 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 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. Plant carefully to try and minimise root disturbance

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

Height | 90cm - 1.2m - Clumping | Perennial

Plant size | 2.5 litre pot | Large Grade

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
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    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a 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
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