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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....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - cormous perennials with erect, usualyy sword-shaped basal leaves and showy spikes of tubular red, orange, pink or white flowers
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • 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.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes -
  • Tubular
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -

Buy Varieties of WATSONIA

WATSONIA pillansii

WATSONIA pillansii  >

Commonly known as: Bugle lily.
Tubular orange-red flowers
£15.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

WATSONIA 'Tresco Hybrids'

WATSONIA 'Tresco Hybrids'  >

Commonly known as: Bugle lily.
Shades of pink and red
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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