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Ivory Towers - Watsonia

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Tall strappy leafed South African bulb with white flowering spikes. These are excellent additions to the back of the border in a dry area of the garden giving height and attractive flower spikes year after year. Non invasive.

Aspect: Full sun to semi shade

Growing Zones: Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 (refer to Climate Map)

Flowers: Sep;Oct

Product Type: Cottage Colour

Product code: WIT

Scientific Name: Watsonia borbonica

Supplied as: Dry Bulbs

Water Wise: Yes

Colour: White

Planting Time: Mar;Apr;May

End Use: Garden;Cut Flower

Frost Hardy: Yes

Height: 1m

Watsonia: (Zones 1,2,3,4) - See also General Bulb Growing Instructions

Watsonia is a hardy South African export and cousin of Gladioli. The flowers rise above the sword like foliage 1-1.5m. Best planted to the back of the border where they can be left to naturalise. Plant corms point side up 15cm deep and 15cm apart in free draining soil. Enjoy full sun, blood and bone at planting and each autumn. Can be grown in pots.

Growing Map