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Watsonia Pillansii – 5 seeds


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Common name: Lis-Bugle, Beatrice watsonia
Family: Iridaceae
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: +- 1 meter
Hardiness: -6°C
Exposure: sunny
Plant type: hardy or semi-hardy perennial
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: evergreen
Flowering: from summer to autumn
Flower color: orange, red in autumn
Type of soil: light and well-draining, sandy, alkaline, acid or neutral
Watering: keep the soil cool in hot season
Use: cold greenhouse, summer bed, veranda
Diseases and pests: resistant to disease
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


Watsonia pillansii is a perennial with sword-shaped leaves branching in curved tips. Flowering, in early summer, offers a multitude of 5 centimeter brilliant orange flowers that appear on erect stems. The flowers take on a red tint in autumn. The flowers bloom for many weeks.

The ideal planting location is a protected location such as along a wall facing south or west in rich, well-drained soil.

Over the years, the plant blooms again, forming clumps.

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