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Watsonia vanderspuyae

 
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers red (spring)
Size 6'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Bold species from mountainous areas of South Africa, where it is often found growing in crevices. Broad leaves, bright red flower tubes. Reportedly not an enthusiastic bloomer, sometimes skipping a year, at least in the wild. We'll see how it behaves in our garden, if our seedlings survive summer's heat and winter's cold. Bulb goes dormant in summer, after blooming in spring.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (81%G, 12-40d)


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