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Dierama pulcherrimum (Slieve donard hybrids Group) ‘Slieve Donard Hybrids’

Angel's fishing rod

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Dierama pulcherrimum (Slieve donard hybrids Group) 'Slieve Donard Hybrids'
  • Common name: Angel's fishing rod
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Slieve Donard Hybrids’

Dierama pulcherrimum is a graceful, evergreen perennial, bearing arching stems of bell-shaped pink flowers which dangle above clumps of grassy foliage, resembling a fishing rod. It’s perfect for adding movement to a sunny border, and works well when planted with ornamental grasses.

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Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Slieve Donard Hybrids’ bears paler pink blooms than the species, in June and July. For best results grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Slieve Donard Hybrids’ isn’t suitable for growing in pots. Water freely during the growing season, but avoid excessive winter wet. Cut away old foliage in early spring and if necessary lift and divide congested clumps at the same time.

How to grow Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    60cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' and wildlife

Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' poisonous?

Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Dierama 'Slieve Donard Hybrids'

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Mexican feather grass