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Watsonia meriana

   (Family: Iridaceae)
English: bulbil bugle lily  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.7 - 2.5m
Rarity Status:
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower type
  Flower info
  In spikes (with short branches at base); predominantly orange or red or pink, very irregular, sessile, perianth 2 -whorled (petaloid). Corolla 52–82 mm long, 6 petals (tepals), all petals joined. Stamens 3, adnate to the perianth, all alternating with the corolla parts (inner whorl), free of each other. Anthers non-versatile, dehiscing via longitudinal slits. Ovary syncarpous, inferior, 3 -celled. Ovules 20–50 per cell. Styles 1, 3 branches (each branch forked).
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Leaf size 255 - 1100mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Alternate, distichous, simple, sheathing, sessile. Leaf blade 255–1100 mm long, 16–45 mm wide, undissected, elliptic or linear, margins entire, apex acute. Blade glabrous.
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit size Length: 30mm   Width: 9mm
  Seed info EDIT
  Dehiscent, a capsule, non-fleshy, 8–30 mm long, 4–9 mm wide.
Description EDIT
Cormous, perennial, herb.
Growing EDIT
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