Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Iridaceae Dierama

Dierama

Commonly known as hair-bells, fairy-wands or angel’s fishing rods, Dierama is a fascinating genus of about 45 evergreen species. These sun loving plants are generally frost hardy, enjoy a humus-rich content and require regular watering in summer. They make excellent landscaping subjects – a spectacle in a mass display, and even when not in flower the dense tufts of erect leaves add an attractive texture to the garden. Colours ranging from white and pink to blue and deep red wine, heights from 30cm to 2m tall and flowering times from early spring to autumn, there is always a place for Dierama in a sunny garden.

 

Name Dierama floriferum                               Dierama floriferum shire african bulbs
Common name Lilac Hairbell
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 70cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers September
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Dierama igneum Dierama igneum african bulbs
Common name Fairy bells
African name Iethepu (ss)
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 50cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine for enemas.

 

Name Dierama medium                                    Dierama medium african bulbs
Common name Lilac hairbell
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 60cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers September
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Dierama pendulum                                  Dierama pendulum african bulbs
Common name Fairy wands
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1.2m
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Dierama pulcherimum                              Dierama pulcherimum african bulbs
Common name East London hairbell
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1.5m
Light requirements fs
Flowers February
Medicinal uses  

 

 

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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