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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,...

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...

Watsonia vanderspuyiae is a tender herbaceous perennial grown for its showy, stately flower spikes and bold iris-like foliage. It is native to mountain ledges in the Northwest Cape region of South Africa.

This deciduous perennial produces clumps of exceptionally broad, lance-shaped leaves that arise in autumn from large flattened corms. The leaves have thick, often red-tinged margins. In early to mid-spring, brilliant red flowers open in branching, purple-stemmed, 3- to 7-foot (90-...

(Blue Amaryllis)

A rare and endangered plant, this tropical species requires exacting care and climatic conditions. It is often called the Empress of Brazil or blue amaryllis and is found on granite cliffs in Brazil. The native conditions include bright light, moderate temperatures, cool nights, windy and blowing mist from waterfalls.

Growing from large but slender bulbs, the leaves are typically evergreen. They are leathery, strap-shaped, folded in a “V”, curve and resemble a rooster’s tail. The large bell-shaped...

Image of Xanthosoma sagittifolium photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Arrowleaf Elephant Ear)

Grown by gardeners for spectacular bright exotic look foliage, and for edible tubers. Elephant ear tubers are an important part of the diet for many in Central and South America. Xanthosoma sagittifolium is a tropical perennial. The leaves that are very large, quilted, slightly ruffled and ribbed on the lower surface and dark green. The plant grows from a large tuber-like corm (an energy-storing underground stem). The arrowhead-shaped leaves rise directly from the tuber on tall, thick,...