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Products > Watsonia borbonica 'Snow Queen'
 
Watsonia borbonica 'Snow Queen' - White Bugle Lily
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Watsonia pyramidata]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Watsonia borbonica 'Snow Queen' (White Bugle Lily) - A deciduous winter growing plant with sword-like 2 1/2 ft long bright green pliable foliage and 4-5 feet tall showy wands of pure white flowers. Watsonia are showy plants in the Iris Family and are closely related to Gladiolus. Although often considered bulbs they technically produce a corm and not a true bulb. Watsonia borbonica (W. pyramidata) is a species from the High Veld of South Africa. Most commercially named hybrids of Watsonia are selections of this winter-growing summer-dormant Watsonia. Plant in a sunny location in early fall for late spring flowers. Little or no summer irrigation is required and plants situated in heavy soils will likely rot if given summer moisture. Dig and divide every 2-3 years for added vigor. Watsonia are good for the vase if cut ends are burnt soon after picking.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Watsonia borbonica 'Snow Queen'.
 
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