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Dierama erectum (Angel's fishing rods)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dierama erectum

Other names

Angel's fishing rods

Genus

Dierama Dierama

Species

D. erectum - D. erectum is a tender, clump-forming, cormous, evergreen perennial with linear, mid-green leaves and stiff, erect stems bearing spikes of outward-facing, bright pink to lilac-pink flowers from midsummer into autumn.


Dierama erectum is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Pink, Lilac-pink in Summer; Pink, Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Onion rot Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back or rake out any winter damaged leaves in spring.

Propagation

Divisions are slow to establish.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Dierama erectum (Angel's fishing rods) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Waterside, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant 5-7cm deep in spring in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. Particularly effective at pond margins. Water freely in growth. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Dierama erectum

Other names

Angel's fishing rods

Genus

Dierama Dierama

Species

D. erectum - D. erectum is a tender, clump-forming, cormous, evergreen perennial with linear, mid-green leaves and stiff, erect stems bearing spikes of outward-facing, bright pink to lilac-pink flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Pink, Lilac-pink in Summer; Pink, Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back or rake out any winter damaged leaves in spring.

Propagation

Divisions are slow to establish.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dierama erectum (Angel's fishing rods) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Waterside, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant 5-7cm deep in spring in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. Particularly effective at pond margins. Water freely in growth. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Dierama erectum (Angel's fishing rods)

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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