Dieramas are native to South Africa; a distinctive-looking perennial with gracefully arching, long, hair-like stems that rise through tufts of grassy foliage and drooping panicles of numerous, delightful, bell-like flowers. Each stem drops with the weight of the flowers which earns them the common name of Angel's Fishing Rod.
“Blackbird“ is an exquisitely beautiful variety. Perhaps the darkest flowered of all Dieramas, from June to August it produces cascades of gorgeous, deep claret-mauve blooms. These delicate flowers look like grasses when the buds first emerge. Each bud expands into a pendant flower so graceful that even on the calmest of days providing continual movement in the garden, growing to a height of 36 to 48" inches. The stems may look delicate, but are actually very tough. Initially slow to establish, they are hardy but prefer a rich, well-drained position and shelter from cold winds. Excellent for cutting or as a specimen plant surrounded by a low-growing ground cover.
Other names: Hairbells, Fairybells, Fairywand, Wandflowers, Grasklokkies, Sparaxis pulcherrima