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Watsonia borbonica (Pink Watsonia)

Pink Watsonia, Bugle Lily, Cape Bugle Lily, Watsonia pyramidata


Watsonia borbonica (Pink Watsonia) is a cormous perennial with upright fans of sword-shaped leaves and bright pink flowers. Blooming in late spring to early summer, eye-catching wands of fragrant rose-pink trumpet-shaped flowers, each about 2 in. long (5 cm), rise atop erect stems. The foliage dies back after bloom, reappearing in the fall. A lovely garden subject that needs little care. Spectacular in mass plantings in borders or grown in large containers.

  • Typically grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Thrives in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does not require much water during its summer dormancy.
  • It can withstand mild winter frost but should be lifted and stored dry during winter in cold climates.
  • Fairly pest and disease free.
  • Native to South Africa.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 6 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 6 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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