Dierama pendulum is a fabulous plant from the Cape of South Africa. From the base of the long linear foliage the tall statuesque arching flower spikes emerge.
White tepalled flowers held on stems resembling thin, taught fishing wire. Arching over with resilience to the wind they move gracefully.
A detail that bears a closer look is revealed by turning the flower upwards; inside the corolla at the base of the petals are single marks. Alternate on each tepal are circles and solid marks etched in dark pigment. Occasionally the solid mark expands to an elongated diamond. Growing in the rock garden and well worth a look.
Seed was collected from plants growing in high grassland near Sehlabathebe village, Lesotho.
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