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Dierama pulcherrimum Blackbird

Exquisitely beautiful. Arching wiry ‘rod like’ stems rising through tufts of grassy foliage. Numerous flowers hang just like fish from the rod from June to August and nod, even on the calmest of days providing continual movement. Evergreen and attractive to bees and butterflies. Prefers sun in moist but well-drained soil. Height 90-100cm (36-40”). Spread 30-50cm (12-20”). 
Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Cottage Garden, Prairie Style planting, Small Gardens

Bees and Butterflies, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Moist Soil, Suitable for Container

Hardy Perennial


May onwards

Flowering Time

Full Sun

30-50cm (12-20)

90-100cm (36-40)



Moist, humus rich and well drained soil in a sheltered spot


Sun/part shade


Not good for cutting


July to August

Additional Information

Attractive to bees and butterflies. Water freely when in growth. Propagate by division in spring. Can be slow to establish but then trouble free, some flowers may appear in the first years but full flowers will appear after a few years. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 21 Apr 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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