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Watsonia marginata purple (100 seeds)


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Watsonia marginata purple. It is endemic to areas in the winter-rainfall region of South Africa which have extremely dry summers. The flowers are different from other watsonias in that they are cup-shaped rather than trumpet-shaped, and are held on unusually long spikes. The leaves are attractive and unusual for this family, being broad, bluish-green in color and with conspicuous yellowish margins. 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: Paarl. Harvest: January 2024