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Watsonia vanderspuyiae

   (Family: Iridaceae)
   
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.2 - 1m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
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Flower colours
 
Red
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  Sugarbirds and Sunbirds
  Flower info
  Intense scarlet flowers with nicely contrasting blackish-purple anthers in branching spikes.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf texture Smooth
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Broad, sword shaped leaves.
 
 
Sow seeds in Autumn
 
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Description EDIT
A most ornamental species with quite broad, sword shaped leaves and intense scarlet flowers with nicely contrasting blackish-purple anthers in branching spikes.
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