Pink Watsonia is an attractive herbaceous plant, with strikingly colored, trumpet-shaped flowers. The broad, pointed green leaves give the base of the plant a fan-like appearance, and surround an elongated vertical flower spike, which bears up to 20 flowers. The large ornate flowers are pink in color, and are fragrant. It will grow 3-5 feet high and about 2-3 feet wide. It is a perennial and bulbous plant, and it is deciduous. No serious insect or disease problems. Great for beds, borders or large containers.
Common Names: Cape Bugle Lily, (Afrikaans: Suurkanol, Kanolpypie)
Growing Pink Watsonia
Sow seeds in autumn in deep seed trays or seed beds, using a sandy mixture e.g. 50:50 washed sand and fine compost or loam.
Seeds will germinate in three to four weeks.
Allow seedlings to remain in their trays for two growing seasons before lifting and transplanting them. Transplant them in autumn.
Flowering can be expected from their fourth year.
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