Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Iridaceae Watsonia

Watsonia

A very showy genus of about 52 species from the winter and summer rainfall regions, most of which are deciduous, with a small group of evergreen species.  Watsonia are ideal for mass garden displays and are good plants for soil retention on banks, offering spectacular displays when in flower. All species require full sun and most prefer well-drained, composted soil. They are great subjects for low maintenance gardens and their flowers are a favourite among sunbirds.

 

Name Watsonia angusta                                                                    Watsonia angusta shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Red watsonia
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 60cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers March
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Watsonia borbonica - white                                                       Watsonia borbonica white shire indigenous bulbs
Common name  
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers November
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Watsonia densiflora Watsonia densiflora shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Natal watsonia
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 80cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers December
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to treat diarrhoea and as a good luck
harm to ensure good harvests. The corm is also eaten in rural communities.

 

Name Watsonia meriana -cerise                                                         Watsonia meriana cerise shire indigenous bulbs
Common name  
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 90cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers September
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Watsonia meriana - vanilla                                                      Watsonia meriana vanillia shire african bulbs
Common name  
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 80cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Watsonia pillansii "orange"                                                      Watsonia pillansii orange shire african bulbs
Common name Pillan's wilsonia
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers March
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Watsonia pillansii "pink"                                                         Watsonia pillansii pink shire african bulbs
Common name Pillan's watsonia
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers feburary
Medicinal uses  
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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