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botanical name:
Watsonia pillansii
Watsonia pillansii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugle Lily
synonyms:  Watsonia beatricis
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Cormous perennial with sword shaped leaves and branched spikes of numerous tubular bright orange to orange-red flowers, in late summer and autumn.

Moist, well drained, preferably sandy soil in full sun and a sheltered position. Half-hardy and needs protection from hard frost. Can be container grown under glass.

other notes:
pronounced: wat-SOW-nee-uh pil-AN-see-eye

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