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piermalepiermale Posts: 2
Does anybody know what this plant is please, I keep drawing a blank


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Watsonia sp.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • piermalepiermale Posts: 2
    thanks👍👍 never heard of it but now I know of the bugle lily i shall try to find one for sale
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,304
    Is it a type of crocosmia ? Or is it a real lily 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Crocosmia are hardy in UK.
    Watsonia are not.
    Quote Burncose...."Watsonia are South African plants which grow from corms like crocosmia or gladioli. Sadly they are half hardy plants even in Cornwall and are therefore best grown in pots in the greenhouse or lifted and taken inside for the winter. Here they will produce sword shaped leaves and showy spikes of tubular red, orange, pink or white flowers at various times during the year."

    Below is Watsonia standford Scarlet.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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