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WATSONIA 'Peach Glow'
Possibly a selection or hybrid of Watsonia borbonica, 'Peach Glow' is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage.
This deciduous perennial produces clumps of broad, glossy, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from spherical corms. In late spring or early summer, branching, 3- to 4-foot (90- to 120-cm) spikes of soft melon-orange flowers appear, attracting bees. Individual flowers have an arching, narrowly tubular base that broadens into six wide-flaring lobes. Plants go dormant after blooming.
Watsonias make excellent garden subjects in areas with relatively mild winters and summers. They do best in ample sunlight and well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. Winter-growing, spring-blooming watsonias such 'Peach Glow' thrive in western California and other areas that have a Mediterranean climate (mild moist winters and dry summers). Plant the corms in fall at a depth of two or three times their height. In areas with cold winters, the corms can be dug in fall and stored for spring planting. Self-sowing may occur in favorable climates.
8 - 1
9 - 11
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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