In early summer strong erect stems display heads of stunning, brilliant orange flowers which bloom for many weeks, making it a constantly-producing amazing cut flower. A protected location such as close to a south or west facing wall is preferable, where it is capable of freezing to the ground in extreme cold, and then re-growing vigorously, and still blooming in late spring to early summer! Rich, well-drained soil with regular summer moisture will ensure constant flowering, but if allowed to go completely dry in summer, just as with other watsonias, it will die back, returning with the first rains in autumn. This is one of the very hardiest species of watsonias, finally forming long-lived, evergreen clumps.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer.
Common name:Pillan's BugleLily, Beatrice watsonia, Bugle lily , Watsonia beatricis
Classification:Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)