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Commonly known as Bugle lily

Genus of 51 species of cormous perennials, usually found on rocky or grassy slopes and plateaux in South Africa and Madagascar.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - cormous perennials with erect, usually sword-shaped basal leaves and showy spikes of tubular red, orange, pink or white flowers.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - under glass use loam-based compost with added sharp sand and leaf mould.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - suitable for areas with little or no frost. A species displaced in commerce by gladiolus.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - South Africa, Madagascar.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -

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WATSONIA pillansii

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Commonly known as: Bugle lily.
Tubular orange-red flowers
£14.00 each

WATSONIA 'Tresco Hybrids'

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Commonly known as: Bugle lily.
Shades of pink and red
£14.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

WATSONIA vanderspuyae

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Commonly known as: Bugle lily.
Upright sword-like leaves and red tubular flowers on long stems in spring
£14.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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