This is a very showy summer-growing Watsonia, with spikes of pink to pink/purple flowers in midsummer. These plants come from high altitude grasslands in the Drakensberg area of South Africa, and they are one of the hardier Watsonias, suitable for growing outside in the UK. These are also one of the more compact Watsonias growing to a height of 40-65cm, making it suitable for a wide range of gardens.
Watsonia lepida prefers sun and well drained soil. As this is hardy, once mature, the corms can be left in well drained soils over winter. In colder gardens or less well drained soils, it is better to lift the plants in the autumn and keep protected in a greenhouse, for planting out again in spring.
Pack of 10 seeds. Sow seeds in spring. Flowering starts in the second or third season. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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