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Watsonia aletroides (100 seeds)


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Watsonia aletroides. (Renoster Watsonia) Down-turned tubular flowers in shades of red, melon & pink are borne in rows along 3’ spikes, above 1’ tall sword-like leaves in late Spring. Very tolerant of clay & drought, attractive to hummingbirds. Sowing: Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand: 2 parts compost: 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded.  Locality: Caledon. Harvest: January 2024