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Image of Watsonia photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

The genus Watsonia encompasses some 52 species of tender herbaceous perennials, many of them prized for their showy flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. Endemic to southern Africa, Watsonia includes 33 species from winter rainfall areas of the Cape of Good Hope, and 19 from summer-rainfall regions to the Cape's north.

These members of the Iris family produce clumps of sword-shaped leaves that arise from spherical, underground corms with coarse-fibered coverings ("tunics")....

Image of Watsonia aletroides photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Watsonia aletroides is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. It is native to shrubby, clay-rich slopes in southern South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from spherical corms. In late winter or early spring, 10- to 18-inch (25- to 45-cm) spikes of nodding, orange-red flowers appear, attracting sunbirds (or hummingbirds, their New World equivalent). Individual blooms...

Image of Watsonia borbonica photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

Watsonia borbonica is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. It is native to sandstone flats and plateaus in the western Cape region of South Africa.

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, 2- to 6-foot (60- to 180-cm) spikes of faintly scented, mallow-pink flowers appear. Bees visit and pollinate...

A selection of Watsonia borbonica ssp. ardernei, 'Arderne's White' is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. The species is native to sandstone flats and plateaus in the western Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of broad, upright, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from spherical corms. In late spring or early summer, branching, 4- to 6-foot (120- to 180-cm) spikes of...

Watsonia knysnana is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. It is native to scrubby slopes in the Southeast Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of erect, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from rounded corms. In late spring and early summer, salmon-pink to purple flowers open on 4- to 6-foot (120- to 160-cm) spikes, attracting sunbirds (or hummingbirds in New World gardens). Individual...

Watsonia marginata is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and bold iris-like foliage. It is native to sandy or stony, seasonally moist habitats in the western Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of broad, bluish-green, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from spherical corms. The leaves have thick, yellow-tinged margins. In late winter or spring, each corm produces a 2- to 6-foot (60- to 180-cm) spike that holds...

Watsonia meriana is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. It is native to sandy or gravelly, seasonally moist habitats in the West Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of erect, blue-green, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from rounded corms. In early to mid-spring, red, orange, pink, or mauve flowers open on 2- to 7-foot (60- to 200-cm) spikes, attracting sunbirds (or hummingbirds...

Watsonia meriana is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. In the variety bulbilifera, small corms (bulbils) replace the flowers at the base of the flower spike. The species is native to sandy or gravelly, seasonally moist habitats in the West Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of erect, blue-green, sword-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from rounded corms. In early to mid-spring,...

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Robert Smaus

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...

Image of Watsonia pillansii photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

Watsonia pillansii is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and handsome iris-like foliage. It is native to sandy lowlands and slopes in summer-rainfall areas of eastern South Africa.

This evergreen perennial produces clumps of erect, sword-shaped leaves that arise from spherical corms. In late spring and summer, 2- to 4-foot (60- to 120-cm) spikes of scarlet or orange flowers appear, attracting sunbirds (or hummingbirds in New World gardens). Individual...