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Watsonia pillansii

AndrewR

By Andrewr


Watsonia pillansii (Watsonia pillansii)

Slender perennial, growing from a corm, requring soil that does not dry out in the summer but fairly dry in the winter. It is borderline hardy too.
I am trying it where the corms will be protected by cotton lavender during the winter - watch this space



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Is this related to Crocosmia. That spreads like anything here and is very hardy, but I don't really like it because not many fls come on it.

27 Jun, 2008

 

Crocosmias and watsonias are both iridacae so they are distantly related.
If your crocosmia is not flowering well, it has probably got congested. Dig it up in early spring (just as the new shoots are coming through) and discard a lot of the corms, replanting the rest and giving a general feed.

27 Jun, 2008

 

Thanks for that. I'll do that when I come to plant them in my new topsoil.

27 Jun, 2008



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