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WATSONIA pillansii

Commonly known as Bugle lily

Tubular orange-red flowers
Further Reading....

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - sword-shaped leaves 25-60cm (10-24in) long
  • Orange - orange red
  • Height - 50-120cm (20-48in)
  • Spread - 10cm (4in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - slender, clump-forming cormous perennial.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - protect with a winter mulch in frost-prone areas
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu/Natal, Mpumalanga)
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - branched spikes of 20-25 flowers to 5cm (2in) long
  • Tubular
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Watsonia - Growing Guide
50-120cm (20-48in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  10cm (4in)
 

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