Wandflower or Angel’s Fishing Rod, produces clumps of evergreen, grass-like foliage from corms. Pendulous flowers are carried on narrow, arching stems in summer.
There are some 44 species, growing in moist grassland areas, most commonly in South Africa, but also in Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Malawi. There are also an increasing number of garden hybrids.
They can be difficult to establish but then require little aftercare. They do best with plenty of moisture during the growing season, but much less during the winter, in a fertile, but well-drained soil. They will not tolerate waterlogging. Open sunny sites are best.