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Plants We Love: Fairy Fishing Rod

This grasslike perennial blooms in summer with dramatic flowers that inspire the common name fairy’s fishing rod.
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Plant name: Fairy’s fishing rod, fairy wand, wandflower

Botanical name:Dierama pucherrimum

Virtues: Delicate but dramatic flowers.

Foliage: Thin upright grassy leaves to 24 inches long.

Flower: Blooms in early to midsummer with large pink bell-shaped flowers on tall arching stems.

Habit: Grasslike mound growing from a bulbous base.

Season: Summer.

Origin: South Africa.

Cultivation: Requires moist soil and excellent drainage. USDA Zones 4–8.

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