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Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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 Watsonia sp.
Family: Iridaceae
Watsonia
Origin: South Africa, Madagascar
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The genus is named after Sir William Watson, a British botanist.

There are 52 species in southern Africa; all are perennial herbs growing from corms and producing erect spikes of showy flowers, and are adapted to a mediterranean-type climate.

The commonest species in cultivation is the pink-flowered W. borbonica and its white mutant 'Arderne's White'. These were crossed with W. meriana and other species in the early 20th century by breeders including John Cronin in Australia and Luther Burbank in California to produce a wide range of cultivars.

Watsonia is tough and easy to grow, with a long flowering period. It does best in full sun in well-drained, well-composted soil and although adapted to a winter rainfall climate, will thrive under summer rainfall conditions provided it is grown in well-drained soil. It can withstand mild winter frost but should be lifted and stored dry during winter in cold climates. After flowering, the leaves and stems can be cut back. Stop watering pot-grown specimens and if necessary, move them to a cool, dry place for the rest of the dormant period. To avoid overcrowding and to get the most flowers, clumps are best lifted and divided every three to five years.

Suitable for any size of garden and ideal for the water-wise winter rainfall garden, Watsonia looks magnificent in mass plantings, planted in clumps in herbaceous borders and grown in large containers. Even when not in flower, its foliage is decorative and after flowering has finished, its purplish stems and seed capsules are also attractive.

Watsonia produces offsets (daughter corms) abundantly, and the easiest method of propagation is by division.


 Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Watsonia densiflora
Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Watsonia densiflora
Watsonia sp., Watsonia

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Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy

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Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersInvasive

Excellent ground cover in warm climates in its native range.


 Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy

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Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy

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Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy

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Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata, Wedelia, Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy

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Wercklea ferox, Prickly Umbrella

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Family: Malvaceae
Prickly Umbrella
Origin: Costa Rica
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Wercklea ferox is a stunning rare shrub in the Hibiscus family originally from Costa Rica. A gem for tropical plant collector! This plant gets huge, up to 24" across green round leaves with gorgeous red veins. Red color seems more visible on the underside of the leaves. This plant starts by forming red buds, only to pop out a yellow delicate Hibiscus-like flower. They are quite pretty as well but often hidden from the beautiful large leaves. You can see them during the warmer months. This plant can be grown in full sun to bright filtered light. It takes a bit of room to grow and makes a captivating focal point in the garden, and it is a conversation piece between gardeners since it is so rare and not often seen. It is a rare plant for collectors who value the exotic. If it overgrows its given space, it can be pruned back to its original form and it will regrow quickly.


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Wikstroemia uva-ursi, Akia

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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Akia
Origin: Hawaii
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.
  


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x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Family: Orchidaceae
Iwanagara
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrant

Iwanagara is a cross between Brassavola x Cattleya x Diacrium x Laelia. They are grown the same way as Cattleyas.

Iwanagara need bright light, and a little morning or afternoon sun is good.


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Iwanagara Appleblossom

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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Spring'
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Iwanagara Appleblossom
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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Hihimanu'
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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Spring'


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