Dierama pendulum, one of the hairbells, is a cormous perennial growing a slender annual stem and reaching heights around 2 m.
Its leaves are long (90 cm), erect and sword-shaped to linear without a midrib. The nodding, pink flowers grow in an arching spike. The occasional white-flowering plant is seen. The flower becomes about 4 cm long. It is pollinated by bees.
The species is found in the Eastern Cape. It is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century.
The Dierama genus has about four species north of the South African border in Africa. The strongest representation of the 40 local Dierama species occurs in KwaZulu-Natal (http://pza.sanbi.org; http://redlist.sanbi.org).