Watsonia pyramidata

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Thu, 01 Nov 2007 09:00:31 PDT
I've bought some corms of cultivars of Watsonia pyramidata from a local
retail shop. The names of the cultivars are 'Flamboyant', 'Seashell' and

The references I have here at home tell me that this is a potentially tall
species (up to 5').

What I would like to know is this: is it a winter growing species? Can I
expect it to put up tall foliage during the winter? I would like to winter
these in my protected cold frame - am I about to be disappointed? 

Little Watsonia humilis seem to take well to cold frame life; I'm hoping
these tall forms will, too. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, , where Crocus cancellatus
and Sternbergia sicula graeca are making nice companions.

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