Watsonia spectabilis


Watsonia spectabilis

Watsonia spectabilis

Scientific name

A herbaceous plant that grows from corms in seasonally wet areas in Western and Northern Cape. The elegant red orange flower grows from an erect stem.

References and further reading

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We currently have no seeds of this species in our seedbanks. Do you have any seeds or do you know where we can get some? Get in touch!
We currently have no plants of this species in our home nurseries. Do you have any plants or do you know where we can get some? Get in touch!

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #15 Rosebank 20
Site #66 Mowbray 30
Site #64 Mowbray 30
Site #20 Rosebank 100
Total 180

Can you help grow this species?

We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for clay soil

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

Watsonia spectabilis is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

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