WATSONIA MERIANA VAR BULBILLIFERA (Seeds)

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WATSONIA MERIANA VAR BULBILLIFERA (Seeds)

$4.29 / packet

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Description

The lovely Bugle Lily, native to the hills of South Africa, has sword-shaped leaves above which open delicate, soft-apricot coloured flowers, borne on a tall spike-like inflorescence, and that do actually resemble a bugle. Seeds ripen in late summer and finally in late autumn clusters of small brown bulbils form high on the dying stems, and can be easily picked off to start new colonies elsewhere before they fall!

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Common name:Wild Watsonia, Bulbil Watsonia, Bugle Lily, Watsonia bulbifera, Merian Bugle Lily

Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:60cm-1.8m

Packet Content:10 seeds (Approx)

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